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Artist:

Henri Azaz

Title:

Hands of Peace

Year:
1963
Adress:
Chicago Loop Synagogue
Website:
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Adorning the front of the Chicago Loop Synagogue is a large sculpture by Israeli artist Henri Azaz.
Called Hands of Peace, this abstract bronze work welcomes visitors in both English and Hebrew, quoting a blessing from the Bible’s Book of Numbers: The Lord bless thee and keep thee; the Lord make His face to shine upon thee… and give thee peace.

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Stylized hands in prayer are featured in front of a blessing from the Bible’s Book of Numbers in both Hebrew and English: “The Lord bless thee and keep thee; the Lord make His face to shine upon thee and give thee peace.”
During his lifetime, Azaz worked in media including wood, ceramics, bronze and stone. This piece was donated for the facade of the synagogue by the Henry Crown family, one of America's wealthiest families. Their philanthropies have helped finance many projects in Chicago-area hospitals, museums and recreational centers, as well as Crown Fountain in Millennium Park.