Tag: Gift for a Host

Let’s Decorate the Sukkah!

Let’s Decorate the Sukkah!

Each fall Jews build strange-looking booths and move in for a few days. Anyone who builds a sukkah, puts an effort to decorate it. Each one is unique, showing how special different families are or what’s the tradition they are part of.
Check out a few ideas to make your sukkah truly beautiful and unique!

Hamsa: a Unique Jewish Talisman

Hamsa: a Unique Jewish Talisman

Hamsa (חַמְסָה) is a symbol, or an amulet in the shape of a hand. It is recognized as a symbol of God’s protection against the evil eye (ayin ha-rah) – hence there is often a shape of an eye in the middle of it. It’s a popular amulet across the Middle East and the Maghreb and can be seen used in decorations and jewelry. It also sometimes called the Hand of Fatima, the Hand of Mary or the Hand of Miriam.

Birkat HaBayit: Jewish Blessings for the Home

Birkat HaBayit: Jewish Blessings for the Home

Birkat HaBayit means Blessing for the Home. You can often see wall art or smaller plaques near the entrance or windows with Hebrew or Hebrew and English text praying for the prosperity of all who live there.

The tradition of placing blessings in our homes is surprisingly not that old. Through the ages, there always have been a variety of amulets used among the Jewish people, but a blessing for the home seems to be a pretty recent phenomenon. 

Shiviti: Mixing Visual Meditation, Mysticism, and Art

Shiviti: Mixing Visual Meditation, Mysticism, and Art

Shiviti (sometimes pronounced “shivisi” in the Ashkenazic tradition) is a name given to a group of liturgical art incorporating a verse from Psalm 16:8. They are made as visual meditations and reminders of the constant presence of God. Its purpose is to inspire one to create an appropriate spiritual attitude (kavannah) when praying.

Mizrach

Mizrach

For thousands of years, the Jewish people face Jerusalem when we pray. First, it was towards the Holy Temple, the holiest place on Earth. Then, when the Jews dispersed all over the world. But whenever we moved to, we faced toward Israel. In Europe, it meant the general direction of the East or “mizrach” in Hebrew.

Around the Shabbat Table

Around the Shabbat Table

What would be a Shabbat meal without lovely challot under a beautifully decorated cloth? And you can’t cut them on a random board, can you? I’ve prepared a huge (and still growing) collection of challah covers, cutting boards, serving platters in addition to napkins and tablecloths.

Eshet Chayil: Woman of Valor

Eshet Chayil: Woman of Valor

Eshet Chayil is the much-beloved hymn to a Woman of Valor sung by King Salomon (Proverbs 31). This song is traditionally sung on Shabbat but is also considered the perfect poem to praise the perfect woman in your life. I’ve prepared designs with full texts of the hymn and quotes take out of it. Each item is the perfect design for decorating one’s home or to present as a gift – for your Shabbat hosts, for a bride, your Mom, a teacher, or a bat mitzvah.

Tanach (Hebrew Bible) Quotes

Tanach (Hebrew Bible) Quotes

Torah (and the whole Tanach, or, Hebrew Bible) is an unending source of wisdom and inspiration. Adding to it the beauty of the Hebrew language, and we have the perfect art for any Jewish home or institution. Great ideas for your own space or to present as a gift.
The designs are available as wall art and home decor (including bedding, pillows, blankets, clocks, and more). You will find a vast choice of clothing, accessories (jewelry, bags, scarfs, phone cases, etc.), and stationery.

Pesach: Seder Plate

Pesach: Seder Plate

The holiday of Pesach begins with a dinner known as “seder”, as everything that happens is prescribed by tradition and follows an ancient order. One of the crucial elements of the set table is the seder plate with symbolic foods. Over centuries, there have been hundreds of artists creating their own masterpieces of the traditional piece. Made of silver or ceramics, beautifully decorated and covered with Hebrew terms for the symbolic items. Sometimes there were added quotes from the Haggadah (the story of Exodus) or the Torah.