July 2014 archive

Loving Mah Jongg

 The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco—one of my favorite museums—has a terrific Mah Jongg show running through October 28. You’ll learn all about the traditions, history and meaning of the game in Jewish American culture. It’s a great show. Go see it! Mah Jongg first arrived in the United States about 1920 with Joseph…

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Gleaning

“And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and the stranger” (Lev.19:…

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An Interview with Jewelry Designer Galit Barak

Less is definitely more for Galit Barak.  She designs jewelry that’s clean, stylish and minimal. I’m excited to introduce you to her beautiful line of necklaces, rings and bracelets.  Galit is inspired by nature, urban landscapes and geometric shapes. All her jewelry is made by hand in her studio in Israel. Her work has been exhibited…

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