The Mystical Heart
A Symbol of Love
The Mystical Heart is a rendition of ancient Kabbalist teachings about the heart. It is created with two Lammeds that face one another to form an image of the heart, the form drawn by God, the Divine artist: “God is the artisan of my heart, and my portion forever” (Psalm 33:26). In the Mystical Heart with diamonds, the diamonds symbolize eyes, or the intellect of both the man and woman.
This beautiful pendant/earrings captures the concept of a man and woman facing each other, joined in their aspiration to receive the blessing of the Infinite One.
It is stated in the Midrash (Otiot d’Rabbi Akiva) that the name of the Hebrew letter Lammed stands for Lev Meivin Da’at: “the hearth that understands knowledge.” The same idea is expressed in the form of the letter lammed, which depicts the aspiration of the heart to ascend to the highest level of consciousness, the understanding of knowledge. Knowledge (da’at) is the power of the soul which forges the connection between man and God, between man and his fellow, and especially between husband and wife, as it is said after the creation of Adam and Eve: “And Adam knew his wife”. (Genesis 4:1)
The Torah, (the Divine knowledge) was given by God to the Jewish people while speaking to them “face-to-face.” Moses escorted God, the cosmic groom, to His marriage to the Jewish People, the cosmic bride. His face, conveying God’s word, the visible reflection of the Divine countenance, was directly parallel to the faces of the people. Both of these faces united, in the form of the Jewish Heart, aspiring upward to the invisible, infinite Divine essence. This union was like the union of a bride and groom, who now together seek the blessing of God, the “third partner” of marriage.
This Pendant is made from 14 carat gold.