Torah cover artwork Sparks of Light

Torah Cover — Sparks of Light

The Repairing the World, Tikkun Olam, background art is a design element from one of Temple Shir Tikva’s Torah covers. The Torah cover, shown in its entirety here, suggests arcs, fragments and sparks of emanating light, a kabalistic reference. The text is Genesis 1:3: Yehi Or “let there be light.” The design is represented in rich vibrant colors that are described in the Torah as “the blues, purples and crimsons in the Mishkan.”

Each Temple Shir Tikva Torah cover represents a basic value important to our congregation:

  • Strong and vibrant community
  • Music as a fundamental part of our prayer and spirituality
  • Commitment and responsibility for tikkun olam, repairing the world

The covers are designed to suggest a Torah portion that speaks to one of these values, like sparks of light for tikkun olam; the pomegranate or lulav and etrog for community; and ancient biblical instruments like the lyre for music.