Tag: Gift for Mother

Team Imahot! Who Are the Jewish Foremothers?

Team Imahot! Who Are the Jewish Foremothers?

In Jewish tradition, the first three generations of Abraham’s family are extremely important. Abraham was the first to hear the voice of God calling him to go to the Land of Canaan. God’s promise of making a huge nation of him was what started the Jewish nation. In a way, Abraham and Sarah were the first Jewish people.

Forefathers (Avot) and foremothers (Imahot) play a significant role in religious Jewish life. They aren’t limited to their stories in the Torah, but rather are evoked in many prayers, teachings, and blessings. Their lives serve as a source of wisdom and learning opportunities.

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.

Modern Jewelry Judaica

Modern Jewelry Judaica

Lockets, pendants, or rings are a beautiful idea for a gift. Mother’s Day, bat mitzvah, birthday, an anniversary, or simply another Shabbat together. You might find a pendant with a quote your loved one adores, a description of valor, or an expression of gratitude or congratulations.
The platform Zazzle offers pendants – round and square, silver plated or sterling silver, and gold-platted. There are also lockets in silver or silver platted. There is a choice of bracelets and bracelet charms. And let’s not forget about the gents! There are fantastic suit shirt cuff links.

Shabbat Candles Blessings

Shabbat Candles Blessings

The time of lighting the Shabbat candles is magical. Traditionally, this mitzvah (commandment) is the domain of women. After preparing for the day, the whole family stops and welcomes the Shabbat Bride. The candles are lit, and one lifts hands and covers the eyes. Now is the time to recite the blessing over lighting the Shabbat candles. After it is said, one takes their hands away and sees the light anew.

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.