Meet the brilliant and inquisitive mind behind Torah Tarot: Stav Appel

Photo: Courtesy of Stav Appel Please, tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m a very ordinary American Jew from New York but spent many of my formative years in Israel. By profession I work as a Data Scientist, but Torah study has always been an important part of my life. Most […]

Meet the Opera Singer: Cheri Rose Katz

Photo: Courtesy of Cheri Rose Katz We are thrilled to be able to interview you for our magazine, Cheri. Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background? Thank you so much! I am thrilled to be here and be interviewed by you! I grew up in New Jersey, and as […]

*Children’s Book Review*: Matzah Means So Many Things by Faith Goldstein

Reviewed by Miriam P. and the soon-to-be-six-year-old Julie H. Photo: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight Last weekend, my partner John and I went to visit his parents at their cottage in County Kerry on the other side of the island. As ever so often, his brother Liam together with his wife Róisín and their […]

10 Gorgeous Greeting Cards To Send To Your Family and Friends This Purim

Not too long ago, we have heard from an acquaintance of an elderly gentleman they know who surprised his friends with Christmas cards that were posted without any stamps on the envelopes, making it appear as if he was driving from house to house throughout the country without popping in for a cup of tea […]

*Product Review*: Hebrew 1 and 2 Workbooks by Inbal Amit

Reviewed by Miriam P. and the five-and-a-half-year-old Julie H. I spent the last weekend by the coast in County Kerry with my partner, John, and his wonderful family. Liam, his older brother, joined us for a visit together with his wife and their young daughter, Julie, giving me the perfect opportunity to review Inbal Amit’s […]

Meet the Author of Rebel Daughter: Lori Banov Kaufmann

Photo: Courtesy of Lori Banov Kaufmann Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina but moved up north to go to college and grad school. After graduation, my husband and I made Aliyah and I worked as a strategy consultant for high-tech companies. When I […]

Meet the Wedding Planner and Designer of Magical Moments: Vanessa Ohayon of Vanessa Events

Photo: Courtesy of Vanessa Ohayon Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. “If you love the work you do, you will never work a day in your life!” I’m not sure who to credit that quote to, but I do know it was written for me! I am a designer of magical […]

Meet the Artist: Aravah Berman-Mirkin

Photo: Courtesy of Aravah Berman-Mirkin Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Aravah and I’m a 35 year old queer that’s been living for the last decade in the Hudson Valley of NY on the unceded territory of the Mohican people. I’m the first-generation in my family to be […]

Meet the Artist and Designer: Aaron Hassan of Rod and Flame

Photo: Courtesy of Rod and Flame Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I work as a 3D render artist. My wife really wanted to buy me a large silver menorah when we moved into our house. I went to the Judaic store and did not like any of the standard menorahs. […]

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