Sunday, January 16, 2011

Healing Scarf For Gabrielle Giffords

 The Hebrew prayer Misheberach asks for “complete healing” –r’fuah shleimah in Hebrew-- of body and spirit. As I began painting, saddened by the death of songwriter Debbie Friedman and the Tucson shootings,   I heard the melody of Debbie’s Misheberach and realized the scarf was destined for Congresswoman Giffords.
So, here it is—The Heavens scarf, inscribed with r’fuah shleimah and inspired by the power greater than us, who created the star-filled universe and gives us the strength of spirit to heal.

2 comments:

Janis Nussbaum Senungetuk said...

The scarf is really beautiful. Have you had the opportunity to present it to her?

Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller said...

Thank you, Janis, I gave it to HaMakom congregation to then give as a gift. The rabbi has direct connections to Gifford's staff.