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The gate of heaven

A stairway was upon the earth and its top reached the sky.
By Daniel Nevins
Spring 2014

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The gate of heaven. © 2013 Daniel Nevins.

“Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. And when the sun had set, he came to a place and had to stay the night. He took one of the stones and put it at his head and lay down there. And he dreamed. Here, a stairway was upon the earth and its top reached the sky, and messengers of God were going up and coming down on it.”

Reprinted from With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah, text © 2013 by Amy Ehrlich, illustrations © 2013 by Daniel Nevins. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts. Nevins’s illustrations regularly appear in UU World.


This article appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of UU World (pages 20-21).

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