Written from the verses 1-5 in Isaiah 60, this timeless handmade piece starts from the very top of the lions head “Arise, shine, for your light has arrived”. The ingathering of exiled Jews from the world over is now in full swing as Jerusalem is once again the physical center of world Jewry. This symbol has inspires me because it is found not only on flags and banners, but also on garbage bins and manhole covers. This representing complete control over all aspects of life, not just those shown off to the world. At first i thought this was degrading, but when I considered the deep ramification, that all aspects of life are a part of a nation, I was invigorated to no end.