“All Is Contained in Torah” Ark


The design of this portable ark visually captures the poetic motion of the wellknown quote from Pirke Avot 5:25: “Turn it and turn it (the Torah), for everything is contained in it”. The design holds a further allusion to G-d’s living presence in the Torah and within the congregation. The allusion is hidden in plain sight: the spaces inbetween the curls of the unfurled scroll form the shape of the double-Yud letters of the Divine name, and invite the viewer visually into the interior compartment where the sacred writings are kept.