The Pomegranate’s Deep Roots in Jewish Design
Symbols / Torah and Mitzvot

The Pomegranate’s Deep Roots in Jewish Design

The pomegranate motif, around which the Jewish community has developed a world of symbolic and spiritual meaning, took root early in the history of Jewish design, even going back to the years the Israelites wandered in the dessert after leaving ancient Egypt. God specified that the High Priest’s robe be decorated with pomegranates, though commentators … Continue reading

What’s the Deal with Shatnez? Sometimes in Jewish Sewing Wool and Linen Don’t Mix
Sparks of Inspiration / Tallit / Torah and Mitzvot

What’s the Deal with Shatnez? Sometimes in Jewish Sewing Wool and Linen Don’t Mix

You can’t get too far into a blog about Jewish sewing before you hit the issue of shatnez – the term for a mixture of wool and linen – and the Biblical prohibition against wearing garments that contain shatnez. In fact, we ran into the subject in our very first blog post, which explained how … Continue reading