Shabbat Candles as Challah Cover Symbol: A Delight
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Shabbat Candles as Challah Cover Symbol: A Delight

No one quite knows anymore when the practice of lighting Shabbat candles began, but traditional sources agree that the practice reflects the prophet Isaiah’s appeal to “call the Sabbath a delight” (Isaiah 58:13). As Friday night falls, kindling the Shabbat candles creates light by which to enjoy the evening, especially the Friday night meal. No … Continue reading

How do you make a sewing project Jewish without using Hebrew phrases or Jewish symbols?
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How do you make a sewing project Jewish without using Hebrew phrases or Jewish symbols?

What makes a sewing project Jewish? I’m continually turning this question over in my mind. Hebrew phrases or Jewish symbols mark a project as Jewish, but what if you don’t use them? How do you give the object you’re designing a Jewish identity or imbue it with a Jewish idea? That was the question I … Continue reading