Stitching History

Stitching History from the Holocaust, a small exhibit that packs a big punch, is currently on view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. It tells the story of Paul and Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad, a Jewish couple living in Prague in 1939. Desperate to obtain an affidavit to escape the onslaught of Nazi…

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The Asufa Haggadah

I always look forward to the new version of the Asufa Haggadah. Each year, the best Israeli graphic designers, typographers and illustrators come together to create this beautiful Haggadah. Each artist is given one full page and complete freedom to design an illustration inspired by standard Haggadah text. The project began in 2013 by Lior Yamin, one…

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Barbara Shaw Seder Plate Giveaway!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m teaming up with Liz Rueven, founder of Kosher Like Me for two fantastic Passover posts and one fabulous giveaway!!! Kosher Like Me is a fabulous resource for food enthusiasts who are health-minded, kosher-leaning eaters who live locavore lifestyles. Liz’s weekly blog includes recipes, ingredient highlights, restaurant, book and product reviews. Relish.com…

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Passover Roundup

It’s that time of year again!  I’ve rounded up some great new items along with some old favorites to help make your seders fun, festive, and stylish.  Also, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m teaming up with Liz Rueven, founder of Kosher Like Me for two fantastic Passover posts and one fabulous giveaway!!! Look for details…

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Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

The first-ever exhibition focused on Isaac Mizrahi, the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur is currently on view at The Jewish Museum in New York until August 7, 2016. Through over 250 clothing and costume designs, sketches, photographs, and an immersive video installation, the exhibition explores Mizrahi’s unique position at the intersection of high…

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Aviv Kinel’s Beautiful Handcrafted Jewelry

Aviv Kinel creates beautiful handcrafted jewelry using natural materials such as quartz, wood, and cotton. She sees each piece as a wearable work of art. Aviv was born and raised in Israel, in a small village called Binyamina. Upon graduating from Shenkar College where she studied jewelry design, she moved to Tel Aviv and opened…

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