Where beauty and spirituality intersect

Hiddur Mitzvah

In Judaism there exists a concept called “Hiddur Mitzvah” - the beautification of a commandment - whereby we employ aesthetics to enhance a Mitzvah beyond halachic instruction.

An artist engaging in Hiddur Mitzvah finds a holy trajectory for their craft. By enhancing religious objects and actions, we are glorifying the G-d who bestowed them upon us. 

Humankind was created to respond to beauty which engages and stimulates our senses. Artistry adds personal dimension which helps us to enjoy and find meaning in religious acts.

It is indeed holy to foster connection to ritual through its physical beautifications.