Eve Harow visits Ortal Gridish in her embroidery studio Pa’amon v’Rimon in Tal Menashe where she creates stunning curtains for Torah Arks and other Judaica. This strategic and secluded area in the Northwestern Shomron has seen many dramas starting with the sale of (Menashe’s father) Joseph to Egypt and on to modern times. Biblical stories coexist here with modern life, joy and tragedy. Memorial and Independence Days in Israel swing our emotional pendulum wide; the beauty of Ortal’s creations enhances prayer to the Creator and gratitude for the sacrifices made in the miraculous national return to our homeland.