Judah the bar mitzvah

Judah celebrated becoming bat mitzvah for parshat Emor recently, and his parents commissioned a custom papercut for him. I read his d’var torah, and I was mostly struck by Jonah’s idea of “bringing your best.” He quoted text about lambs, and I also saw similar text about bringing grains of the first harvest. I decided to extract text from two sentences within the parsha:

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23:10 Speak to the Israelite people and say to them:
When you enter the land that I am giving to you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest.

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22:21 And when a man offers, from the herd or the flock, a sacrifice of well-being to the LORD for an explicit vow or as a freewill offering, it must, to be acceptable, be without blemish; there must be no defect in it.

Those are the two quotes around the outside of the square. I settled on a design of wheat inside of a circle inside of a square so that I could leave empty corners, as a representation of the instruction in 23:22 to not reap all the way to the corners of your field, to leave the gleanings for the poor and the stranger.

Jonah’s Hebrew name is just inside; his B”M date and name of his parsha are on the bottom.

May 2023
9" x 9"