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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.

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: Mazal Tov

Hebrew Expressions: Mazal Tov

Get ready for graduations, baby births, new jobs, bat and bar mitzvahs, and many more happy occasions! Send wishes or buy a sweet decorative gadget to congratulate someone and celebrate together the happy moment.
Find items to decorate your home for a graduation party and similar festivities.

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.