A Person Worries

A person worries about losing his money / But he does not worry about losing his days / His money does not help / And his days do not return

(Adam doeg al ovdan damav / ve-eyno doeg al ovdan yamav / damav eynam ozrim / ve-yamav eynam hozrim)

This verse [composed of two rhyming couplets, the first in tetrameter and the second in trimeter (Tr.)] can be found inscribed or painted on old “Shiviti” and “Mizrach” papercuts that were hung on the eastern wall in synagogues and homes.

Solo exhibition, The Museum of Ein Harod, curated by Galia Bar Or, 2014