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2. When ordering a custom Gematria, please allow at least 3-6 months for production. Depending on availability, rush orders may be accepted for an additional charge. Please send an email of interest to email@example.com to begin the conversation.
After you fill in the Gematria questionnaire, we will have an initial conversation. When we decide to work together, a contract is drawn up to lay down the terms of creation and payment. From there BSP will create some initial sketches based on our conversation. Following approval of one design, we will create a tighter sketch and finalize your text choices. After a final review of the text, your artwork is created and shipped along with an official Bat Sarah Press certificate of authenticity.
All Gematria texts are original based on an individual name or number provided by the client.
PRICING: The base price for a Gematria starts at $200.00 (choose a Gematria from the BSP Limited Edition collection in the BSP SHOP). Custom designed Gematria begin at $300 and vary in price based on customization, techniques used, size, and other details.
Text layout: Layout of text can be customized and depends on the style of the artwork on your Gematria.
*All materials used are finest art papers as well as archival pigments.
At a glance...
Each letter in the Hebrew language is assigned to a numerical value. Aleph=1, bet = 2, etc. Adding up the letters results in a unique numerical value, or Gematria, for every word and phrase permutation. Comparing and contrasting the relative value of different words and phrases often affords surprising insights into the text and allows one to correlate seemingly unconnected Torah and life topics. Gematria interpretations are used at times to help give a new and deeper appreciation and understanding of the text. (Chabad.org)
A Brief (and Personal) History of the Gematria
My grandmother, Miriam Bernstein, was a woman of great vision and poise. She was a devout feminist who organized and lobbied for women’s rights and participation in American politics. She spoke to G-d by the pronoun ‘She’. Of her many accomplishments, Grandma Miriam prided herself on her work towards strengthening her community and above all, she cherished her family— most especially her grandchildren.
A tradition Grandma Miriam built in our family was that of sharing prophetic Gematria numerology interpretations. At auspicious moments such as the birth of a child, a birthday, or a marriage, she would heavily research the names and dates of those involved. She would then interpret the Hebrew letters of these names as dictated through study of the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah. She would weave powerful stories and blessings to empower those she addressed.
Grandma Miriam passed away in Spring 2015. Since then I have found comfort in the practice of researching and composing interpretations based on names and significant dates. Finally, I added to the tradition by adorning the text with handmade artwork. Many thanks to my cousin, Sarah Ganson Shmoel who shared this idea with me, and inspired BSP Gematria prints.
Gematria make unique one-of-a-kind and personalized gifts for loved ones in honor of special occasions or non-occasions.