for the longest time i've wanted to get a tattoo on my forearm.
a friend suggested getting a band.
i just thought it would look like a black rubber band on my arm.
so i said No.
then i thought how about something different.
scrīpture from the bible...
anyway i was going to Israel so maybe i'd find
as i was falling in love with Israel,
i was also falling in love with God's people.
and their worship for God.
Sh'ma Yisrael or just
שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל; "Hear, [O] Israel") are the first two words of a section of the
Hebrew Bible) that is a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services.
it continues in Deuteronomy Chapter 6;
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.5
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and
with all your soul and with all your strength.6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and
when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. ''
today, Jewish men still bind their arm and forehead with Tefillin during worship.
i wanted to bring home a bit of a Israel. and i did.
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