Original lithograph printed by Mourlot Paris in 1970’s
84 x 57 cm / 33″ x 22.4″
When Elohim wanted to create the world all the letters presented themselves to Him, from the end to the beginning.
– The letter mem said to Him: May it be Your will (…) to create the world through me, because it is through me that You are called “melekh” (king). He said to her: That is certainly true. But I shall not create the world through you, because the world needs a king. Return to your place, together with lamed and Kaf, for it is not right that the world should exist without a king.
– (…)the letter kaf (…) said to Him: May it be Your will (…) to create the world through me, for I am kevodekha (Your glory).
He said to her: (…) Return to your place for destruction (kelayah) exists through you.
– The letter Yod said to Him: May it be Your will (…) to create the world through me, for I am the beginning of Your holy name, and it is only proper for You to create the world through me. He said to her: it is enough for you that you should be engraved in Me, that you should be inscribed in Me, and that My whole delight should be in you. Arise. It is not right that you should be uprooted from My Name.