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Bar mitzvah...again?

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hebrew name yitzchak jewis papercut artParents, if you've recently had a son become bar mitzvah, don't panic; his second one won't come around for 70 years. At age 83, a man may come to the Torah again as a "new" bar mitzvah. How did this lovely custom come to be? Read more...







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Studying Psalms Creatively

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jewish papercutting workshopThere may be no more beautiful, evocative, and visual text in the Hebrew bible than Psalms.Students at West End Synagogue study Psalms through the Jewish papercutting art tradition. Workshop leader: Kim Phillips, Jewish Paper Cut Artist. Read more...

 

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Creative Judaism

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artist colony jerusalemPresentation to Congregation of Touro Synagogue, New Orleans
Artist in Residence Weekend, December 2014

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What makes Jewish papercutting Jewish?

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the art of jewish papercutting hebrica jewish papercut artThe art of Jewish papercutting has been a popular folk art for many centuries, expressing Jewish hopes, values, and religious longings. Here's a brief look at Jewish papercut art and papercutting around the world.

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A shelter of peace.

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sukkat shalom hebrica jewish papercuttingPeace: a central theme in Jewish life, precious and elusive. We say "Shalom!" in greeting and, in Israel at least, "Shalom shalom!" ~ double peace ~ in parting. I created this piece, Sukkat Shalom, at a scary time for Jews in Israel. At this moment, rockets are raining down on them, forcing them to run for shelters. Read more...

 

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