He Has No Body Image - Ein Lo Dmut Haguf
22''X30'' Embossed monotype
Derived from the hymm Yigdal, the verse literally means "He has no semblance of a body."
Yigdal (Hebrew: ????????; means "Magnify [O Living God]") is a Jewish hymn which in various rituals shares with Adon 'Olam the place of honor at the opening of the morning and the close of the evening service.
It is based on the 13 Articles of Faith formulated by Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon). These principles were controversial when first proposed, evoking criticism by many at the time. These principles were effectively ignored by much of the Jewish community for the next few centuries.
1. Exalted be the Living God and praised, He exists - unbounded by time is His
2. He is One - and there is no unity like His Oneness - inscrutable and infinite is His
3. He has no semblance of a body nor is He corporeal - nor has His holiness any
4. He preceded every being that was created - the first, and nothing precedes His
5. Behold! He is Master of the universe to every creature - He demonstrates His
greatness and His sovereignty;
6. He granted His flow of prophecy - to His treasured, splendid people;
7. In Israel, none like Moses arose again - a prophet who perceived His vision clearly;
8. God gave His people a Torah of truth - by means of His prophet, the most trusted
of His household;
9. God will never amend nor exchange His law - for any other one, for all eternity;
10. He scrutinizes and knows our hiddenmost secrets - He perceives a matter's
outcome at its inception;
11. He recompenses man with kindness according to his deed - He places evil on the
wicked according to his wickedness;
12. By the End of Days He will send our Messiah - to redeem those longing for His
13. God will revive the dead in His abundant kindness - Blessed forever is His praised
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