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 tet said to Him: May it be Your will (…) to create the world through me, for through me You are called tov ve-yashar (good and upright). He said to her: I shall not create the world through you, because your goodness is concealed within you and hidden within you. Moreover, the letter het is next to you and when you are joined together you make het (sin). Therefore, these letters do not appear in the holy tribes.
– The letter zayin said to Him: May it be Your will (…) to create the world through me, because it is through me that Your children will observe the Sabbath as it is written “Remember (Izakhor) the Sabath-day, to keep it holy”.
He said to her: I shall not create the world through you, because war exists through you.