36 Spring Inspired Challah Covers Your Family Will Love All Year Round

You do not have to invite a group of people to make welcoming Shabbat on a Friday night special. First and foremost, you do it for yourself. This includes your table décor. You want to use your wedding porcelain? Do it! You do not want to always cook the same traditional dishes but want to […]

The Ultimate Rosh Hashanah Gift List: 100 + Presents You Will Love!

Are you invited to Rosh Hashanah dinner this year and clueless about what to bring as a present? If you do not want to bring chocolates, a bottle of wine, or a bouquet of flowers, you came to the right place! When we are invited to someone’s home, and we know them very well, we […]

Product Review: “54 Portions of the Torah” Tallit by Pardes Designs (reviewed by Zohar K.)

Photo: Courtesy of Pardes Designs I would like to recommend the prayer shawls designed by the Pardes Designs. The prayer shawls can be an exciting gift for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a groom at his wedding. Tallit cloth is comfortable and good for touching and tying of the tassels is according to Halacha.  Anything left […]

Tallit Expert Sharona Lomberg: “No she can’t – Yes she can … No she can’t – Yes she can, Yes she can, Yes she can, Yes she Can!”

It almost sounds like to be or not to be… that’s the question. Photo: Courtesy of Pardes Designs I remember the first time I visited a Reform temple, I couldn’t believe my eyes!  There were women and men actually sitting next to each other during the service. I was shocked.  Something was wrong with this […]

Invited to Friday Night Dinner but clueless what to bring? Not anymore!

25 + hostess gifts everyone will love We love gathering with our loved ones around the Shabbat table. There is nothing nicer in this world than enjoying a relaxed dinner surrounded by people you deeply care about. Good food, good wine,  good conversations; what more do you need in life? With weekly Friday night dinners […]

Tallit Expert Sharona Lomberg on “The Thread That Connects Us”!

© Pardes Designs Sharona Lomberg: Artist, Designer, Owner of Pardes Designs   As an Israeli Yemenite girl seeing Tallitot (plural for Tallit) was something I just took for granted. It was when I started painting Judaica on silk that my curiosity got the better of me. I realized that the garment I saw and took for granted […]

Hanukkah

10 + ideas for Hanukkah presents you will love!

It is this time of year again! Hanukkah is around the corner and you have no clue what to get your family and friends. We know how you feel very well. But, we have an idea! How about supporting some Jewish artists and designers this year? Their work is wonderfully unique, no one else has […]

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Meet The Artist: Barbara Thiede of Not My Brother’s Kippah

I am a professor of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte in North Carolina and director of the graduate studies program in that department. I teach Jewish history, courses on antisemitism, the marketing of the Holocaust and a wide assortment of classes on Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). I also teach history and Tanakh for the seminary where […]

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10 + Tallit Designers Who Should Be On Your Radar!

More women than ever before embrace the mitzvah of wearing Tallit. While this is a deeply personal decision, many people we have spoken with about this agreed that they decided to do so in order to feel closer to God and our beautiful faith. Today, we would like to put the Spotlight on Tallit Designers […]