of 1999, Gadi completed a commission of a twenty-eight foot
wall designed for the Sefardic community in Mexico City. The
community wanted to create a wall that would be an alternative
to the ordinary "Tree of Life" that is commonly seen
in synagogues. The wall is comprised of 1700 letters each cut,
cast in sand, and polished individually by hand in Massachusetts
and flown to Mexico City.
The "Wall of Blessing" mural of text taken from the
last chapter of Deuteronomy, in which Moses blesses the tribes
of Israel before his death stands inside the entrance hall to
the exquisite new synagogue in the Lomas section of Mexico City.
Each family in the community sponsored one letter. The donor¹s
name appears on the wall beneath their letter.
A lithograph was presented to each family with the last chapter
of the book of Deuteronomy written in both Spanish and Hebrew
with an embossed metalpiece replicating their letter on the