עם ישראל חי – חזון העצמות
The Concept: Long Live the Nation of Israel Am Yisrael Chai!
The Source: Ezekiel’s Vision of the Dry Bones
The Design: The 6 interwoven stars in this work are broken, representing the 6 million Jews who perished in
the Holocaust. The complete star in the center,
formed from the sides of the broken stars, symbolizes the emergence of the State of Israel out of the Holocaust.
Comment: After completion of this picture, Bar-Ami made a remarkable and completely unexpected discovery:
When the outermost letters in the work (those at the tips of the points of the broken stars) are joined together, they form th verse:
“Here O Israel, the Lord our G-d, the Lord is One.”