Rosh Hashanah Roundup 2017/5778

It’s hard to believe Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner! This year, I’ve rounded up my favorite items from my favorite Judaica shops. If you click the name of the shop (in blue), you’ll be directed to the store’s online Rosh Hashanah page where you’ll find lots more goodies and gifts for the holiday. Are…

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Lee Coren’s Stylish and Sustainable Bags

 Lee Coren believes all fashion can and should be cruelty-free for both animals and humans. Her modern line of contemporary (and gorgeous) handbags, backpacks, and accessories is 100% vegan and ethically handmade from sustainable materials sourced from local independent vendors. Lee and I spoke several weeks ago.  Where are you from and what inspired you to start your…

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Shell Rummel

Designer Shell (Michelle) Rummel is drawn to the mysterious colors of the ever-changing sea, the graceful majesty of trees and the organic lines and patterns in a Gustav Klimt or Egon Schiele painting. She is inspired by the natural world around her. Shell is a successful and established presence in the fine art, wedding and…

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Tamara’s Gorgeous Challah Covers

Each challah cover Tamara Zlotogoura designs is carefully crafted using only the finest materials and embroidery techniques. Tamara wants to revive Judaic embroidery when items of such handcrafted beauty adorned the Sabbath table, our homes and synagogues. Her challah covers are gorgeous!! Tamara and I chatted right before Pesach. I’m excited to share her work with…

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I Dissent

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark is the first picture book about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This terrific pictorial biography tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents and disagreements. And even though the book is geared toward ages 4–8, we all love RBG in my family, and we all love this…

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