Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Hadas Shaham’s Modern Concrete Jewelry

Concrete has never looked so beautiful. Jewelry designer Hadas Shaham designs necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets that are clean, contemporary and minimalist. She’s inspired by architecture, geometric shapes and symmetry.  She uses materials such as cement, gold, rubber, silicone and even wood to handcraft each piece in the small studio next to her home. Hadas says that she…

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The Shuka Truck

One of the highlights of our recent trip to New York was eating at the Shuka Truck and meeting Gabriel, Josh, and Solomon. They are lifelong friends who grew up in the same town in Israel. They also grew up eating shakshuka — an Israeli dish of eggs poached in a tomato sauce spiced with harissa,…

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Ruth Mergi’s Exquisite Papercuts

Ruth Mergi’s journey from law to full-time artist is inspiring. Her heart has always belonged to art. These days she devotes herself full-time to creating exquisite works of hand-cut and laser-cut paper art ketubahs, home blessings, and fine art.

I hope after you read my interview with Ruth you’ll be inspired to follow your passion in life and work, whatever it may be.

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Tesler + Mendelovitch

The best Mother’s Day is always a day filled with lots of hugs and kisses from my kids. I also like when they make me gifts.
A homemade gift is the best.
But then I saw these gorgeous clutches from Tesler & Mendelovitch and everything changed.

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Tzedakah Box Roundup

Last week I wrote about The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, a wonderful biennial exhibit at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco whereby artists are asked to interpret a Jewish ritual object. Today I’m bringing you a roundup of traditional tzedakah boxes.

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The Search for Israeli Cuisine

This is how it happens sometimes.  A search for a new brisket recipe for Passover led me to discover an exciting upcoming documentary about Israeli cuisine.  I found this short film by Roger Sherman on The Brisket Book when I was looking for the brisket recipe. Roger, I then learned, is also an award-winning producer,…

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Papercutting

I love how old Jewish traditions prevail and evolve over time. Jewish papercutting has been around since the 14th century. Jewish papercuts are primarily used in the home to celebrate rituals, holidays and family life. They’re such a beautiful expression of Judaism.

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