menorahs, art, haggadot and other items relating to judaism

A Menorah That Reminds Of A Gentler, Kinder America

The Liberty Menorah

The first night of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, begins tomorrow night, December 2nd. Borrowing a phrase from recently departed President George H.W Bush, this seemed like an opportune time to introduce you to Manfred Anson’s Liberty Menorah, a Hanukkah lamp that represents Freedom and Liberty. (more…)

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A Post-Apocalyptic Passover Haggadah: Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity, A Passover Haggadah for the Whole Family was written and illustrated by Stanley Aaron Lebovic. Published by Black is a Color, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to Holocaust awareness through art, the Hardcover Haggadah is a coffee table book you can keep out year round. (more…)

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Light That Menorah With Chanukah Candles For A Cause

chanukah candles for a cause

Jews everywhere will be lighting their menorahs as they celebrate “The Festival of Lights” for 8 evenings in a row this year. The menorah is meant to burn nightly for 8 nights and that means burning through a lot of candles. 45 to be exact. (more…)

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Matzo Madness from Balls to Dolls

Matzo novelties

Matzo (also referred to as matza or matzah) is an unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival. “The bread of affliction” has numerous explanations behind its symbolism, one of which is historical: Passover is a commemoration of the exodus from Egypt. Over time (in this case, we’re talkin’ centuries), matzo and matzoballs have become a pop culture icon and are now available as numerous novelty items. (more…)

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