5.25.2012

Ketubahs Up Close: Danny Azoulay

If you've ever had doubt that Danny Azoulay makes some of the most stunning ketubot in the 
world, we are about to quench those doubts. Thanks to Danny Azoulay and his team, 
we can show you his papercut ketubot up close, in detail, and confirm that they 
are just as beautiful in person as they look online.
It is a powerful thing to know, as Azoulay says, that the ketubah 
becomes the new couple's first family heirloom. The ketubah "not only imbues the 
marriage ceremony with beauty, but is an artwork to be lastingly treasured by future generations." Each ketubah by Danny Azoulay is printed by the giclee method, modern day lithography, cut by laser and hand-embellished with gold leaf or platinum. Each ketubah is unique from any other, as it is personalized with a date, number, and signature by the artist.  
Watch and enjoy the video from one of our favorite artists, 


 
 

5.24.2012

Shavuot

It's that time of year again: Shavuot, when we celebrate the day that we received the Torah on Mount Sinai. Taking place on the 6th of the month of Sivan, Shavuot is celebrated at the conclusion 
of the Omer, 50 days after the first day of Passover. Thus why it makes perfect sense 
that Shavuot means "weeks'! Weeks of reflection, weeks of thought, and weeks 
of anticipation for one of the most important days in the Jewish religion.

Many of us celebrate Shavuot with traditional 
customs, such as staying up all night to study the Torah or 
eating a dairy meal. While there aren't many specific commandments 
of what we must do on Shavuot, we are told to abstain from working, so we wish 
you a Chag Sameach! And seeing how the holiday falls this year, we wish you a Happy Memorial Day, too!



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5.22.2012

Featured Artist: C.J. Art

Whether or not you've been to Jerusalem, you've definitely seen the sites: beige stone piled high, glistening in the sunlight and reflecting the magic that is felt throughout the city. Jerusalem stone is a symbol of Jerusalem just as much as it is part of the city. When you're there, you can see the stone from every angle, and touch it as you stand and pray in front of the Western Wall. It is beautiful in its simplicity, and both holds and reflects so many milestones in the Jewish religion and tradition. 

C.J. Art brings the magic of Jerusalem stone into your home. C.J. Art represents a group of artists who create handmade Judaica items from stone and glass, combining modern trends with traditional motifs. They emphasize high-quality production using the most advanced technological processes mixed with natural raw materials characteristic of Israel. A piece from C.J. Art is the perfect gift for someone who loves and appreciates the beauty of simple magic that Jerusalem provides. 

Below from left to right:

The C.J. Art Home Blessing in stone and frosted glass, the Stone and Glass Tzedakah Box, combining the old and new with laser-etched stone and glass, and the Woman of Valor Blessing in stone and frosted glass.


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5.09.2012

Wedding Season: Papercuts

Been hearing a lot of buzz about weddings lately? So have we!

It's wedding season and we're so excited for all of our customers (and everyone else) to get married and celebrate the most important day in their lives!

What's always number one on our wedding checklist? The Ketubah

According to tradition and ancient Judaic law, a bride and groom must agree to a contract in order for their Jewish marriage to be binding. This wedding contract is called a ketubah.  
 
Choosing a ketubah is not always the easiest decision, but luckily, there is one for every personality! This week we'd like to share papercut ketubot, which are stunning works of art that will forever reflect the joy of your marriage ceremony. They are detailed, intricate, and delicate, and perfect for the couple who appreciates subtle beauty. Not only are papercut ketubot gorgeous, they are also very easy to personalize. You may decide to add a backing to the papercut, in a neutral or bright color, or you may decide to go with the striking image that comes with simply placing the papercut between two pieces of glass. Either way, we promise they are the most beautiful contracts we have yet to see. 

Here's a handful of our papercut ketubot

Left: Ardyn Halter: 
The Papercut Ketubah








Right: 
Enya Keshet: 
Two Trees Ketubah, No Backing (we like this one A LOT! It's a Gallery Judaica exclusive! 



Left: Melanie Dankowicz: 
Terrace Ketubah








Right and Below: 
Danny Azoulay:
Pardes Ketubah and Olive Ketubah
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5.01.2012

Mother's Day: May 13th





Mother's Day is on May 13th this year. That means it's only 12 days away! 

To celebrate, we are giving you Chai for Mom: 

18% off (most) merchandise to celebrate the women who gave and continue to give you life 
(literally and figuratively). 

There are so many perfect gifts for Mom to love: 







Brighten up her Shabbat each Friday evening with a set of Orna Lalo candlesticks. They are fun and beautiful all at once, just like most of our mothers are known to be!









Jewelry is a go-to gift for many and never fails to please! These necklaces from Robin Terman and Alef Bet Jewelry can be simple enough for everyday wear, but gorgeous enough for any special event. We promise your mother will love this.


 



Has your mother always wanted a stand-out Tallit but never upgraded from the one she's always worn? Or maybe she has never had one to call her own? Cream, classy, and hand-crafted, this Tallit by Reeva is one of many that will bring feelings of warmth and goodness each time it is wrapped around your mother. 

 





The Miriam Cup for Passover is an excellent choice as a tribute to women, and will forever serve as a tribute to your mother. And, the cup can also serve as a Kiddush Cup, which means two times the tribute to her!






Honor the women in your life who "do good" with a Tzedakah box that will forever remind them of the good they've done and will continue to do. This striking piece from Dabbah, made of anondized aluminum, will make the act of giving Tzedakah all the more fulfilling.  
 
 
 
Bless your mother with a blessing turned work of art with any of our beautiful glass pieces from Schlanser and others, or our papercuts from some of our favorite artists, such as Danny Azoulay. Whether you are blessing them with love, happiness, peace, or as a Woman of Valor, these incredibly meaningful gifts will make a very lasting impression, and make her feel forever blessed for being a mother.














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