Meet the Artist: Howard Fox

Image: Courtesy of Howard Fox Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I am an artist living in Israel.  Originally from Canada I have been creating both original and Giclée print ketubot since the early 1980’s. I split my creative endeavors between ketubah making and fine art oil painting of a series […]

Meet the Artist & Designer: Barak Illouz of Berko Decor

Image: Courtesy of Barak Iluz Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. Hi, my name is Barak Illouz, 38 years old, coupled with Dana and father to Alma. I have graduated as a Practical Engineer in Architecture at the Shenkar Institute for Engineering and Design, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. After my […]

Meet the Author: Jane Sutton

Image: Courtesy of Jane Sutton & Albert Whitman Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.                                                                      I was born in New York City and grew up (although never completely) on Long Island. At Brandeis University I majored in Comparative Literature. Past jobs have included newspaper features writer, college writing tutor, and […]

Review: Hanukkah Puzzle designed by Andrea Strongwater

Reviewed by Liz E. Image: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight First and foremost, we would like to thank Andrea Strongwater wholeheartedly for sending us one of her absolutely gorgeous Hanukkah puzzles. Andrea has designed a truly magnificent Hanukkah scene with many details we all grew up with, and are dear to our hearts. It’s […]

Treat Yourself to One (or all) of these 18 Gorgeous Jewellery Pieces in Time for Hanukkah!

With all those amazing Hanukkah Parties around the corner, it’s time to add some new accessories to your jewellery box! Adding one of these stunning pieces to your favourite outfit will elevate your look instantly. From delicate necklaces to unique statement earrings, there is something for everyone. We can not wait to find out which […]

Meet the Artist: Chomi Groman

Image: שיחת חולין – Courtesy of Chomi Groman Tell us a little bit About yourself and your background. My name is Chomi Groman, contemporary figurative artist and painter. I was born to an ultra-orthodox family blessed with children and grew up in one of the old allies in Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem. I was […]

Guest Post by Alina Adams: For Art’s Sake: Is It Ever OK To Tell Someone Else’s Story?

Image: Courtesy of Alina Adams We are living in a time when it’s become frowned upon to write or act in a voice outside of your own gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, etc. Under these circumstances, Leo Tolstoy had no right to speak for “Anna Karenina,” Pearl Buck was doing dirty in “The […]

Hello Again: Linda Blatchford

Image: Courtesy of Linda Blatchford Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m Linda and I’ve always enjoyed doing craft projects: like making plastic jewelry as a little girl, painting on clothing, and designing iron-on holiday sweatshirts. But, jewelry is my passion. Each piece is created with love and blessings for women […]

Book Review: Ephraim’s Bones by David de Wolf

Reviewed by Sarah S. First and foremost, I would like to thank David de Wolf for sending me a complimentary copy of his latest novel, Ephraim’s Bones. Image: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight Book Description: Joseph Lichtman, a young man from Frankfurt, is determined to escape the culture of the ghetto, still dominant fifty […]

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