Shin Art Information
The Hebrew letter SHIN stands high among the Sacred letters because it represents two Names of G-d: Shad-dai, the All-Sufficient, Unlimited One, and Shalom, Peace. The three headed shin is intimately connected with the idea of a system consisting of three separate units which - when combined - result in completeness. Thus, the Midrash interprets the three branches of the shin as alluding to: The three worlds in which man lives - This world, the Messianic era, and the World to Come. The life-giving nefesh (spirit), the neshama (soul), and the guf (body), upon which man's survival depends. And the three sanctities found in the world - the Holy One, Blessed is He, the holiness of the Sabbath, and the holiness of Yisrael (Osios deR' Akiva).
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