Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a fountain; its branches run over the wall. The archers have dealt bitterly with him, and shot at him, and hated him; But his bow abode firm, and the arms of his hands were made supple, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, from thence, from the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel, Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that coucheth beneath, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. The blessings of thy father are mighty beyond the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of the prince among his brethren.” – Genesis 49:22-26

The lyricism of this passage and the length of it attest to Jacob’s special love for Joseph, so it is included in its entirety in the bowl. The central image shows a silhouette with hands raised to heaven and words in Hebrew and English emanating like leaves from a date tree: “The blessing of heaven above. The blessing of the deep and the womb.” The other two images show a shepherd with his sheep from a photograph taken near Hadera, Israel, and grapes photographed in Ein Karem, which means “spring of the vineyard.”