The four matriarchs

Stained glass window design by Pinar&Viola for a synagogue in Amsterdam.

These stained glass windows depict the four Jewish matriarchs: Sara, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel. Each window, composed with Judaic symbols, tells the story of one of the matriarchs. The synagogue puts an emphasis on the importance of these four women in Judaism. It’s not very common to give the matriarchs a prominent place in a synagogue. Besides their presence in a synagogue, in general the depiction of the four matriarch is not common in Judasm neither.

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