Rimonim (Torah Finials) With Pomegranates
These Torah finials, used to decorate and protect the Torah rollers in a precious coat of sterling silver, are designed to represent the columns of the temple based upon the following text which is cut into the top of each finial in Hebrew: “He set up one column on the right and named it Jachin, and he set up the other column on the left and named it Boaz.” As it is said that a pomegranate contains 613 seeds, a skirt of pomegranates hangs from the crown to remind us of the 613 mitzvot found in the Torah.
Materials: Sterling silver, patinated copper
Size: 3″ diam x 8.5″
Meet the Artist: Avi Biran
Avi Biran creates contemporary Judaica that is a perfect blend of function, art, form, humor and joy. Avi studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem, Israel. His artistic excellence earned him the Bezalel Prize for Outstanding Achievements and the prestigious Lucman Prize for Judaica, as well as the Jesselson Prize for Design of Contemporary Judaica awarded by the Israel Museum. His creations seamlessly integrate the requirements of Halachah (Jewish laws) with those of Hiddur Mitzva (meticulous performance of a commandment "in all its glory").Learn More