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�Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the One and Only.
Blessed is the Name of His glorious kingdom for all eternity.�
This image is the expression of the watchwords of Judaism.
The red color symbolizes God and the metallic colors illustrate the heavenly realm.
The proper cantillation (chanting) of the first line is shown by the trope marks in the line separating the red from the platinum.
From the arc at the top, twelve drips come down, which represent the twelve sons of our patriarch Jacob (Israel,) from whom the twelve tribes originated. These drips allude to the midrash story that explains why the second line is not said out loud as is the first line.
The midrash explains that when Israel was on his death bed, surrounded by his sons, they announced, � Listen, father (Israel): the Lord is our God�� to let their father know that they understood and would maintain their allegiance to...