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SPECIAL VERSES

The special verses selected below were individually chosen by Israeli Artist, Michal Meron, to be included in the Illustrated Torah Scroll. They may include many themes, ranging from select professionals to holidays to Jewish values. Choose the one that speaks to you, or if you prefer, we will gladly select one for you. 

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Arts, Crafts

  1. Exodus 25:31 And you shall make a menorah of pure gold.
  2. Exodus 28:39 And you shall embroider the tunic of fine linen.
  3. Deuteronomy 8:12 And you shall build goodly houses and dwell therein. 

 

Food

  1. Exodus 23:19 You shall not cook a kid in his mother’s milk.
  2. Deuteronomy 8:10 And you shall eat and be satisfied and bless the Eternal your God.
  3. Genesis 1:11 And God said: Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit.
  4. Leviticus 27:30 And every tithe of the land whether from the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree is the Eternals it is Holy to the Eternal.
  5. Leviticus 25: 3-4 Six years you shall sow your field and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest to the land. A Sabbath to the Eternal you shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyards. It shall be a year of rest to the land.
  6. Genesis 26:12 Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same year a hundredfold and the Eternal Blessed him.

 

Dance, Music

  1. Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess Aaron’s sister took a timbrel in her hand and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dances.
  2. Exodus 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the Eternal: The Eternal is my strength and song and became my salvation.
  3. Numbers 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed seasons and in your new moons you shall blow with the trumpets.

 

Justice and the Law

  1. Exodus 18:16 I judge between a man and his neighbor and I make them known the instructions of God and His laws.
  2. Leviticus 18:26 You shall therefore keep my laws and judgments not committing any of these abominations.
  3. Leviticus 26:3 If you walk by my laws and keep my commandments and do them then I will give you rains in due season.
  4. Leviticus 24:22 You shall have the same standards of law for the stranger as for the citizen for I am the Eternal your God.
  5. Leviticus 19:15 You shall not commit corruption in justice.
  6. Deuteronomy 31:9 And Moses wrote the laws and delivered it to the priests, the son of Levi, that bore the ark of the covenant.
  7. Deuteronomy 30:10 If you shall obey to the voice of the Eternal your God, by keeping His commandments, and His laws that are written in the Torah, then you will return to the Eternal your God with all your heart and all your soul.
  8. Genesis 18:23 And Abraham said, Will You destroy the righteous with the wicked?
  9. Deuteronomy 16:20 Justice, Justice shall you follow, that you may live and inherit the land which the eternal your God is giving you. 
  10. Deuteronomy 1:17 You shall not be afraid of any man for the judgment is God’s.
  11. Deuteronomy 1:17 You shall hear the small as well as the great.
  12. Deuteronomy 1:16 Judge righteously between every man and his brother and the stranger that is with him.
  13. Exodus 20:16 You shall not testify against your neighbor as a false witness.
  14. Deuteronomy 11:1 And you shall love the Eternal your God and keep His charge and His laws and His judgments and His commandments always.

 

Healing

  1. Deuteronomy 7:15 And the Eternal will take away from you all sickness.

 

Leadership

  1. Deuteronomy 31:7 And Moses called unto Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel: be strong, be courageous.

 

Environment

  1. Genesis 1:3 God said let there be light; and there was light.
  2. Genesis 1:6 And God said: Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters.
  3. Genesis 1:11 And God said: Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit.
  4. Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night.
  5. Genesis 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden.
  6. Deuteronomy 20:19 When you shall besiege a city for many days, you shall not destroy its trees- you shall not cut them down.
  7. Exodus 14:21 And the Eternal made the sea dry land and the waters split.

 

Feeding the Hungry

  1. Deuteronomy 14:29 And the stranger and the orphan and the widow that are within your gates shall eat and be satisfied in order that the Eternal your God may bless you.
  2. Leviticus 19:15 You shall not wholly reap the corners of your field.

 

Animals

  1. Genesis 1:21 And God created great whales.
  2. Leviticus 14:4 But he shall send free the living bird out of the city toward the open field.
  3. Deuteronomy 22:6 When you encounter a bird’s nest in your way- you shall not take the mother with the young ones.

 

Creation

  1. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image in the image of God- male and female created he them.
  2. Genesis 2:21 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman.

 

Birth

  1. Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear you a son indeed and you shall call his name Isaac.
  2. Leviticus 12:2 In the eight day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

 

In Memory of A Loved One

  1. Genesis 50:13 (Death of Jacob) For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah.
  2. Genesis 35:19 (Death of Rachel) And Rachel died and was buried in the way to Ephrath which is Beth Lehem.
  3. Genesis 35: 29 (Death of Isaac) And Isaac died and was gathered unto his people being old and full of days.
  4. Numbers 28:29 And when the entire congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, all the house of Israel. 
  5. Genesis 23:19 (Death of Sarah) And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre.
  6. Deuteronomy 34:7 (Death of Moses) And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died - and the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days.

 

Aging

  1. Deuteronomy 31:2 And he said to them: I am a hundred and twenty years old today, I am no longer able to go out and to come in, and the Eternal has said to me-you shall not cross over this Jordan.
  2. Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of old, understand the years of many generations, ask your father and he will tell you.
  3. Leviticus 19:32 You shall honor the elderly.

 

Family, Love

  1. Genesis 24:7 He shall send his angel before you and you shall take a wife unto my son from there.
  2. Genesis 24:64 And Rebekah lifted her eyes and when she saw Isaac, she fell off the camel.
  3. Genesis 24:67 And Isaac took Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her.
  4. Genesis 46:28 And Joseph went up to meet Israel, his father, and he fell on his neck and wept.
  5. Genesis 33:4 And Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him and they wept.
  6. Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of old, understand the years of many generations, ask your father and he will tell you.
  7. Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your father and your mother. 
  8. Leviticus 19:3 You shall hold in awe each one of his mother and his father.
  9. Genesis 18:9 And He said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life and Sarah your wife shall have a son.

 

Synagogue

  1. Exodus 28:1 Now bring near to you Aaron your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, to be priests for me.
  2. Exodus 25:1-3 Now the Eternal spoke to Moses saying: speak to the children of Israel, that they take for me, an offering from every man that has his heart is willing you shall take my offering.
  3. Exodus 35: 21 And they came everyone whom his spirit made willing and they brought the Eternal’s offering, for the work of the tent of meetings.
  4. Exodus 40:34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting and the glory of the Eternal filled the dwelling.
  5. Leviticus 26:11 And I will place my dwelling in your midst.

 

Holiness/ Inspirational Verses

  1. Genesis 6:9 Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations and Noah walked with God.
  2. Genesis 32:29 And Jacob was left alone and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day- and he said, what is your name? and he said Jacob- and he said your name shall be called no more Jacob, but ISRAEL, for as a prince you have power with God and with men and you have prevailed.
  3. Exodus 19:19 And when the sound of the Shofar sounded louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered Him, by a voice and the Eternal came down upon mount Sinai on the top of the mountain and Moses went up.
  4. Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the Eternal appeared to him in the flame of fire out of the midst of a bush and here the bush burned with fire.
  5. Exodus 20: 2 I am the Eternal, your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, you shall have no other gods before me. 
  6. Leviticus 19:12 You shall be holy for I the Eternal your God am holy.
  7. Exodus 28:12 And he dreamed and behold a ladder set up on the earth and the top of it reached heaven and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
  8. Deuteronomy 26:8 And the Eternal took us out from Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm and with signs and wonders.
  9. Deuteronomy 32:26 And Moses said to them, set your hearts towards all the words which I testify among you, this day you shall command your children to observe to do all the words of this Torah.
  10. Exodus 23:20 Here, I am sending an angel before you to care for you.
  11. Genesis 37:9- Behold I have dreamed a dream more- the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made an obeisance to me.
  12. Genesis 2:9 Of the tree of knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat.
  13. Exodus 24:7 And he took the book of the Covenant and read it to the people and they said: All that the Eternal has spoken we will do and obey.
  14. Deuteronomy 32:1 Listen O Heavens and I will speak and hear O earth the words of my mouth, my teaching shall drip like rain, my words shall flow like dew like drops of rain on the tender herb like showers on grass.

 

Love of Fellow Human Beings

  1. Leviticus 19:18 You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
  2. Leviticus 19:11 You shall not lie one to another.
  3. Deuteronomy 23:20 You shall not charge interest to your brother.
  4. Deuteronomy 26:12 In the third year, in the year of the tithe, you shall give to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan, and to the widow.
  5. Exodus 22:20 You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  6. Exodus 23:9 You shall not oppress a stranger.
  7. Deuteronomy 1:16 Judge righteously between every man and his brother and the stranger that is with him.
  8. Exodus 22:24 If you lend money- even to the poor- you are not to be to him like a creditor.
  9. Deuteronomy 15:7 You shall not harden your heart, not shut your hand to your needy brother.
  10. Leviticus 24:22 You shall have the same standards of law for the stranger as for the citizen for I am the Eternal your God.
  11. Leviticus 19:34 The stranger will be to you as one of you.
  12. Deuteronomy 14:29 And the stranger and the orphan and the widow that are within your gates shall eat and be satisfied in order that the Eternal your God may bless you

 

Prayer

  1. Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (Shema Prayer) Hear O Israel, The Eternal our God the Eternal is one, and you shall love the Eternal your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might.

 

Blessings

  1. Genesis 9:8 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said unto them be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and I will establish my covenant with you.
  2. Genesis 48:12  (Jacob’s blessing on children of Joseph) God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.
  3. Numbers 6:24 And they shall put My name upon the Children of Israel, and I will bless them.
  4. Numbers 6:24 May the Eternal bless you and keep you.
  5. Numbers 6:25 May the Eternal make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
  6. Numbers 7:6 (The Priestly Blessings) And the Eternal spoke to Moses saying: speak to Aaron and his sons saying: In this way are you to bless the children of Israel.
  7. Numbers 6:26 May the Eternal lift His face upon you and give you peace.
  8. Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
  9. Deuteronomy 33:13 And of Joseph He said blessed of the Eternal be his land.
  10. Deuteronomy 30: 9 And the Eternal your God will give you abundantly in every work of your hand in the fruit of your body and the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your land for good.
  11. Deuteronomy 27:12  The Eternal will open for you his good treasure the heaven to give you the rain of the land in its season and by blessing all your work.
  12. Deuteronomy 26:11 And you shall rejoice in all the good things which the Eternal your God has given you and your house and the Levite and the stranger in your midst.
  13. Deuteronomy 7:13 And the Eternal will love, bless you, and multiply you and He will bless the fruit of your wombs and the fruit of your land, your corn, your wine, your oil- upon the soil that He swore your fathers to give you.

 

Passover

  1. Exodus 13:6 For seven days you shall eat Matzot and on the seventh day there is a feast to the Eternal. No leavened bread shall be seen with you in all your quarters.
  2. Exodus 34: 18 The feast of Matzot you shall keep, seven days you shall eat matzot, as I commanded you. 
  3. Numbers 9:45 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover and they kept the Passover in the first month of the fourteenth day of the month at dusk in the desert of Sinai according to all that the Eternal commanded Moses.
  4. Leviticus 23:6 And on the Fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of matzot to the Eternal, seven days you must eat matzot.
  5. Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe the month of Aviv and keep the Passover to the Eternal your God. For in the month of Aviv, the Eternal your God took you out of Egypt by night.
  6. Exodus 12:2 This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months-it shall be the first of the months of the year for you.
  7. Exodus 6:10 Then the Eternal said to Moses: go to Pharaoh and tell him, thus said the Eternal, the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go!

 

Shabbat

  1. Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
  2. Exodus 35:1 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day, there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Eternal.
  3. Exodus 34:21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.
  4. Leviticus 23:3 For six days shall work be done but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a holy convocation- you shall do not work. It is a Sabbath to the Eternal.
  5. Leviticus 19:3 And keep my Sabbaths.
  6. Deuteronomy 5:12 Remember the Shabbat Day to keep it holy.

 

Yom Kippur

  1. Leviticus 16:29-31 In the seventh month on the tenth day of the month you shall afflict your souls and shall do no work at all. For on that day shall atonement be made for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the Eternal.
  2. Leviticus 23:28 And you shall do no work in the same day for it is a day of atonement for you before the Eternal your God.

 

Sukkot

  1. Leviticus 23:42 You shall dwell in booths seven days, all that are natives in Israel shall dwell in booths.  
  2. Deuteronomy 16:13 You shall observe the feast of Sukkot seven days after you have gathered in your corn and your wine.
  3. Deuteronomy 31:10-11 At the end of every seven years- on the pilgrimage festival of Sukkot, you shall read this law before all Israel.

 

Shavuot

  1. Exodus 34:22 You shall observe the feast of weeks of the first fruits of the wheat harvest.
  2. Deuteronomy 16:10 And you shall keep the Feast of Shavuot unto the Eternal your God with a tribute of a free offering of your hand which you shall give to the Eternal your God.

 

Rosh Hashana

  1. Leviticus 24:8  In the seventh month on the first day of the month you shall have a Sabbath, a reminder of holiness proclaimed by horn blasting.

 

The People of Israel

  1. Leviticus 26:12 And I will walk among you and will be your God and you shall be my people.
  2. Leviticus 29:9 I will establish my covenant with you.
  3. Exodus 6:7 And I will take you for me as people and I will be to you a God.
  4. Deuteronomy 29:12 That He may establish you today for Him as people and He may be to you a God as He has said to you and as He swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

The Land of Israel

  1. Numbers 13:2 And the Eternal spoke to Moses saying: send for yourself men that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the Children of Israel.
  2. Deuteronomy 31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.
  3. Deuteronomy 32:52 You shall see the land before you, but you shall not enter the land, which I give the children of Israel.
  4. Deuteronomy 8:8 A land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of oil, olive, and honey.
  5. Deuteronomy 30:3 And the Eternal your God will turn your captivity and have compassion on you and will return and gather you from all the nations wherein the Eternal has scattered you.

 

Peace

  1. Genesis 8:11 And the dove came into him in the evening and in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off.

 

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