PasukART is Sonia Gordon-Walinsky’s unique creation of Torah artwork that connects an individual’s name with a pasuk (biblical verse).
This artwork is inspired by the rabbinic tradition of ascribing each person a name pasuk- a biblical verse that begins and ends with the first and last letters of one’s name, or otherwise contains one's name.
This beautifully hand-painted artwork inspires a personal connection to Torah and greatly enriches all life-cycle experiences.
Commission a custom piece of artwork for a special baby naming gift, bar mitzvah gift, bat mitzvah gift, wedding or anniversary gift. PasukART is also a great way to honor your clergy, executive directors, presidents and other leadership and volunteers. ($500 USD)
What is my Hebrew name? and what does my name mean? When you find your name pasuk, you discover a unique layer of meaning in your name and your name's connection to your soul.
There are verses for Hebrew names, Yiddish names and English names, for couples and individuals. Email, text or call Sonia with the name(s) for which you would like to find a name pasuk. Every verse in Tanakh (Torah, Prophets and the Writings) is a potential name pasuk. I will help you find a verse that speaks to you, or that you think will resonate for the person to whom you wish to give a gift.
Cost Original PasukArt commissions are 500 USD for one verse.
Fine art prints (giclee) are available for select names for 180 USD.
Schools and synagogues wishing to commission PasukArt for their Bnai Mitzvah, graduating classes, or other youth or adult groups will receive a community discount: 400 USD for each piece of artwork.
More on bringing PasukArt and my educational workshops on the meaning of names to your community.
For more ways to incorporate PasukArt into your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, for example in your invitation and tallit read more.
World-renowned Jewish storyteller and Stern College Professor Peninnah Schram writes about the name pasuk and the role it plays in telling the story of our names, and of ourselves here.
Rabbi Yael Levy invites her readers to explore the practice of saying one's name pasuk daily to spiritually awake to one's life.
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