This silkscreen of an original papercut captures the essence of one of the most important and beautiful teachings in Judaism: “Whoever saves one life saves the whole world.” This excerpt from the Mishnah is a cornerstone of living a compassionate Jewish life, spurring us to social action and acts of tikkun olam. This piece evokes the inherent worth and beauty of all life, displaying exotic animals, the sun, the moon and bountiful vines. The center of the piece is the Hebrew text of the quote, cut inside a letter aleph, which represents the number one. This piece is filled with both beauty and meaning, perfect for the home or office.
- English text reads: “Whoever saves one life saves the whole world. (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9)