|"Window Grate, Nachlaot Synagogue" c. 2011 by Heddy Abramowitz|
|"Menora Window Grate and Magen David Window" c. 2011 by Heddy Abramowitz|
It makes sense that the Chanukah theme is incorporated so frequently. The word Chanukah really means dedication - it was named for the act of re-dedicating the Temple. In modern Hebrew, when one has a house-warming party, we call it a Chanukat-haBayit, or dedication of the home (or place of another sort- such as synagogue, yeshiva, etc.). Very appropriate, then, to have a Chanukah pattern in a new structure or a newly-purposed place.
|"Geula Synagogue Gate" c. 2011 by Heddy Abramowitz|
|"Women's Seminary Gate, the Jewish Quarter" c. 2011 by Heddy Abramowitz|
| "Gate with Menora and Quote: If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Lose Its Cunning"|
c. 2011 by Heddy Abramowitz
And, this final example harkens to an earlier time and the work of an artisan with a sense for simplicity.
|"Nachlaot Synagogue Window and Grate" c. 2011 by Heddy Abramowitz|