"Isha," meaning "a woman," stands in the Mamilla Mall.
Artist Ruth Agmon quotes the first blessing we Jews say every morning, even before rising from bed:
מודה אני לפניך מלך חי וקים שהחזרת בי נשמתי בחמלה, רבה אמונתך
Modeh ani lifanekha melekh ḥai v'kayam sheheḥezarta bi nishmahti b'ḥemlah, rabah emunatekha.
I offer thanks before you, living and eternal King, for you have mercifully restored my soul within me; great is your faithfulness.
This statue reminds me of a tall slim friend who lived in and loved Israel for many years.
Sr. Claire-Irene, wise and wonderful, celebrates her 80th birthday today back at the motherhouse in Switzerland.
Happy birthday, ma soeur!