Meet the Textile Artist: Shari Bodofsky of Fresh Crayons

Photos: Courtesy of Shari Bodofsky Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Shari Bodofsky, I am the creator of Fresh Crayons, a small handmade toy business. I work a busy schedule; I am also a fourth-year medical student. I started sewing in grade school and am mostly self-taught. I […]

Meet the Artist: Andrea Strongwater

Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Strongwater Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in New York City – Manhattan – but we lived in New Rochelle, NY on Long Island Sound. You could see the marina from my bedroom window. The building was a lovely, charming 1930’s apartment building with […]

Meet the Author: Mirta Ines Trupp

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I am an immigrant, that comes from a long line of immigrants! I was born in Buenos Aires, although my roots are in Imperial Russia. My grandparents immigrated as children, along with their parents and siblings, escaping persecution and the pogroms so common in […]

Meet the Artist and Designer: Tali Snow of Ariella Paper Co.

Photo: Courtesy of Ariella Paper Co. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. One of my favorite places is at the holiday table, after planning and preparations are complete, surrounded by family and friends. For me, playing hostess, dabbling in floral arranging, and curating a menu are part of enjoying the celebration […]

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36 Rosh Hashanah Gifts To Surprise Your Loved Ones With!

Can you believe Rosh Hashanah is already around the corner? We love when the holiday comes in early and we get to celebrate it at the beginning of September. It is wonderful to see how excited our children and our friends’ children get when the Jewish New Year coincides with the beginning of the new […]

Product Review: Tvilah Set

Photos: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight Women have been going to the Mikvah for millennia and it is heartwarming to see how this particular tradition has lived on throughout time. Naturally, a variety of different streams have developed within Judaism over time and some customs have changes while new traditions have been created. Something […]

Book Review: The Wagamama Bride by Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi

Photo: Courtesy of Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi is a tremendously talented author and excellent storyteller. As a reader, you will enjoy discovering Japan and Japanese culture through her eyes. She is a master of observation who catches these very moments wonderfully on paper. You will not be able to put this captivating memoir […]

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