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Key to the Tree of Life (Torah pointer)
Key to the Tree of Knowledge (Torah pointer)
sterling silver, peridot, iolite
6" x 1" x 1"; 6 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 1 5/8" photographed by Jim Wildeman

These Torah pointers are a pair. They reference the story of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis, where Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge and hence were “thrown” out of the Garden of Eden. I have always found it fascinating how the direct translation from the text is the Trees of Life and Knowledge, not good and evil. The story speaks to our becoming sentient, conscious beings, not how woman doomed man by performing the first act of sin. These Torah pointers are keys, meant to help use unlock these mysteries of the Torah and find the truths hidden in the stories.