Meet the Brand: Netillah

Photo: Courtesy of Netillah What inspired you to start your company, Netillah? Netillah was started by Orly Wahba. Her inspiration was to have more meaningful mitzvot. She started it in order to enhance people’s homes along with their mitzvot. Netilat Yehdayim is a huge mitzvah. Keeping our hands clean also keeps our bodies and souls […]

Meet the Artist & Rabbi: Rabbi Shmuel Polin

Photo: Courtesy of Rabbi Shmuel Polin Besides working on your impressive reconstruction project, Opening The Ark Project, you are also a Rabbi and Artist. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I have always been fascinated by the intersections of art and theology. As a child, I learned from my father […]

What is a Mezuzah?

When you live in a country where Jews are the minority you feel as if you were living in a Jewish museum when you have friends and acquaintances over pointing at your Judaica collection while asking you what the various items are and what they are used for in your home rituals. One of the […]

*Product Review*: “Tehilim 150” Hebrew Calligraphy Artwork by Akiva Roszkowski

Photo: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight When German speakers, and many people for that matter, think of Bremen, the city Akiva Roszkowski is based in, they automatically think of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy-tale “Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten”. The “Town Musicians of Bremen”. We are thrilled that the Jewish world now associates this northern German city […]

18 Bead Embroidery Kits to add to your basket immediately!

On weekends we are all about doing something creative. It can be anything from creating an elaborate watercolour painting to knitting a scarf. Very often we will try something entirely new. There is no lovelier way to relax after a long week than doing something with your hands that doesn’t involve a keyboard. After all, […]

Meet the Artist: Rochelle Garrison

Photo: Courtesy of Rochelle Garrison Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.  I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, in an Orthodox and insular community.  I felt like I was bound by so many rules and barriers, while all I was yearning for was free reign. I was never a “traditional” girl, ultimately […]

Meet the Artist: Liane Wakabayashi

Photo: Courtesy of Liane Wakabayashi Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in Montreal, raised and educated in the New York City area (Queens and Great Neck), graduated with a BA  in Art History from UMass Amherst, received an MFA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, and dreamed of […]