I took the Meaning of Life; Message of Ecclesiates design, and pulled the papercut apart from the background creating a 3-D effect in a shadow box frame. My kids all think it’s “so cool.” I do too. I have only two of these for now, so buy now!
This beautiful, Meaning of Life papercut is comprised of the four following basic elements in the world:
Man, the sun, wind, and water. The printed verses, which are taken from the first chapter of Kohelet (The Book of Ecclesiastes, which we read on the Sukkot holiday) express the idea that each of these elements, while they come and go, continue to exist in the world. Cut out and surrounding the design image is the final statement of Kohelet: “The sum of the matter when all has been considered: Fear G-d and keep His commandments, for that is man’s whole duty.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13) This is a truly meaningful Judaica Gift.