Read my friendly guide and become an expert on Jewish art in no time!!
In this guide, I will be taking you on short journeys. They are based on some of the most important subjects you should be familiar with when using or planning to buy Judaica…
You can discover the significance behind the most commonly used Judica items. Knowing their symbolic meaning will intensify the pleasure you get when using them!
Learn about the technologies and materials used to create these items throughout the years. You don’t need to be an expert to understand them!
Judaica Items are used during Jewish holidays and special events.
Learn about the Items used for each occasion. Why they are used? For what purpose?
Get to know the leading Israeli Judaica artists and specifically those working in Jerusalem.
You will find a directory of varies artists creating Jewish art.
There are many different styles and designs.
Make some sense out of the many different styles offered to you by manufacturers. Get the tools to make a sensible and carefree buy!
Get some tips on how to choose the most suitable item for you… There is something here for everyone!
Use the Jewish gift guide to get special gift idea for any occasion: gift for a new baby, Bar-Mitzva/Bar Mitzva gifts, Wedding gifts, and gift for a new Jewish home.
I hope you enjoy my guide. I think you will benefit from it whether you are an experienced collector, an inquisitive individual seeking knowledge or a person preparing to go out on your first journey in the world of Jewish art
The orthodox ketubah text is one of the more common text styles.It is written in Aramaic , a Semitic language closely related to Hebrew, with Hebrew script. Some Orthodox ketubot are also available with an English section. The English section is not a translation of the Aramaic, it is an addition that describes the circumstances of the wedding (the date, the location, the couples names etc).
Unlike in the past, today there are several accepted styles for the ketubah text. It is common to find different versions that go according to the various streams of Judaism. More and more couples today decide to compose an additional passage and add it to the original text or even write their own personal text.
The woman tallit is a garment that has become popular during the past few years. This is an outcome of the recent trend toward gender equality introduced into religion. Get familiar with the main ideas behind the women’s prayer shawl:
Deciding what to buy as a present on the occasion of the birth of a jewish baby is usually no problem. You can just go into a shop that sells items for babies and toddlers and buy some baby clothes – blue if it’s a boy and an appropriate color for a girl. And Mom will probably be pleased pink.
Of all the presents that can be given for family members or friends moving into a new home, one of the most meaningful choices – if they are Jewish and religiously observant – is a mezzuzah.
Big question! What should we get for a Jewish kid who is about to celebrate his or her religious coming-of-age? A generation or two ago it was acceptable to give a fountain-pen, a prayer book, a book of Jewish thought or a check. For most kids in those days the check was the most appreciated. Although many did, after becoming real adults years later, begin to use the prayer book or browse pensively through the book on Jewish thought.
Ever since people became betrothed other people wracked their brains to think what to give them as gifts. The cave man might have given his brother or fellow troglodyte a chunk of recently hacked away buck before he himself carried away the bewildered bride. Gratifyingly nowadays things are different, although they can still be bewildering.
If you are looking for jewish gift idea for special occasion, the following articles can help you to choose an appropriate gift that will always be cherished.
Where to go next?
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