Tag: Hebrew

Jews for Biden B”H 2020 Merchandise

Jews for Biden B”H 2020 Merchandise

I care deeply about what is going on the other side of the pond. I can’t vote, but I can support those who can. I’ve prepared merch that can help you show your political stand for a democratic change. I believe Donald Trump is the worst possible person holding such an important position. I hope for change and a more just, kind, and equal world.

I’ve created a few simple designs which celebrate the art of typography and are fun to encourage fellow Jews to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Tikkun Olam: Healing the World

Tikkun Olam: Healing the World

Tikkun Olam is an idea that has evolved over the years. Its roots reach deep into the Kabbalistic teachings of the Rabbis, and relates to “repairing the World”.
In the tractate Sanhedrin, the Rabbis discuss the question of why the humanity was created starting with just one person – Adam. Why not create all the nations and groups right away? One of the answers given was, “so that no one would say, ‘my father was better than your father, my tribe is better than your tribe’ because we are all brothers and sisters of the same father”.

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.

Jewish Prayer: Bedtime Shema for Children

Jewish Prayer: Bedtime Shema for Children

Do you want to know what the Bedtime Shema for Children is? A beautiful Hebrew prayer and fantastic collection of liturgical art – perfect for your child’s room or for a gift.

Full Rainbow of Colors for the Pride Month!

Full Rainbow of Colors for the Pride Month!

Colorful and cheerful designs celebrating non-heteronormative Jewish folks. In this post you will find great items for Jewish LGBTQ+ folks and all the allies. Wear a rainbow t-shirt, drink from love affirming coffee mug, sleep under unicorn-adorned duvet, or send a supportive greeting card.

The design use Hebrew words such as “ahava” meaning “love”, or “ga’avah”, or “pride” in English. There is also the simple, yet crucial Torah quote Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. Of course, we couldn’t miss unicorns!

Jewish Prayers: Shema Israel – the First Paragraph

Jewish Prayers: Shema Israel – the First Paragraph

Shema Israel is one of the two most important prayers in Judaism. In contrast to the other one, Shemone Esre, it was not composed by the Sages but comprises of three quotes from the Torah (Pentateuch). The most famous is the first verse of this prayer: Shema Israel, Adonai Elo-heinu, Adonai Echad, “Listen, O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai alone”. If you are interested in art dedicated to this verse alone, please jump over to this post.

The first paragraph of Shema is usually the first prayer a child learns. It describes the obligation to read the Shema and to educate the next generations. It also proclaims the commandment to love God with all we have and are.

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.

Hebrew Expressions: Todah Rabah

Hebrew Expressions: Todah Rabah

Show your gratitude – to your parents, teachers, neighbors, nurses, doctors, significant others, and whoever else made a positive impression on your life. In Jewish tradition, the idea of hakarat ha-tov, or “acknowledging the good” that others did for us is a mitzvah. We are told to be aware of all the good others do for us (directly or indirectly).

Hebrew Expressions: Refuah Shlemah

Hebrew Expressions: Refuah Shlemah

Let your friends and loved ones know you think about them in their sickness. Sends words of prayer – either the basic “refuah shlemah” which means “[I pray for your] full recovery”, or the longer quotes from Jewish prayer for the sick. Some are taken from the prayer Misheberach, others, from the Shemone Esre (Amida) prayer.

Hebrew Prayer: Modeh Ani

Hebrew Prayer: Modeh Ani

Jewish tradition tells us, that right after we wake up, we should thank God for giving us our souls back. The prayer Modeh Ani is quite often the first one a child learns, and as such is a popular art to decorate a kid’s room with. It’s a lovely idea for a gift to the parents of a newborn or for a housewarming.

Hebrew Prayer: Shema

Hebrew Prayer: Shema

Shema Israel is one of the two most important prayers in Judaism. Taught from a very early age, is often referred to as the Jewish faith credo. The most famous is the first verse:
שְׁמַע יִשרָאֵל ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ ה’ אֶחָד

Shema Israel, H’ Elohenu, H’ Echad,

Listen, O Israel, Hashem is our God, Hashem is One.