Tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl with four corners worn by both men and women during morning services. The garment should be large enough to drape over the shoulders and constructed entirely of wool rather than a blend of wool and linen. The Tzizit, the intricate fringes knotted to each corner of the Tallit in … Read more
The Ketubah is a Jewish marriage certificate that spells out the groom’s rights and responsibilities toward the bride. It’s a time-honored custom that’s an integral component of a traditional Jewish wedding. Though the Ketubah was originally intended to be a legally binding document, it is now constructed as an artistic expression that serves as a … Read more
The Dreidel is a well-known Jewish symbol linked with the Hanukkah celebration. The name is derived from the German word ‘Dreden,’ which means ‘to turn.’ Its Hebrew name is ‘Sevivon,’ which comes from the word’savov,’ which also means ‘to turn.’The Dreidel is a four-sided spinning top that is a Jewish variation of the European ‘totum’ … Read more
The Hamesh hand, also known as the hamsa hand, is a prominent Jewish jewelry pattern. This hand pattern is thought to protect against the evil eye in many cultures around the world, and the evil eye has long been a popular superstition among Jews.
This symbol is just the Hebrew word Chai (life) with the two Hebrew characters Cheit and Yod connected to each other, as seen on necklaces and other jewelry and ornaments.
It is shaped like a hexagram, which is made up of two equilateral triangles. The hexagram has been used as a sign of Judaism since the 17th century, with precedents dating back to the 14th to 16th centuries in Central Europe, where the Shield of David was partly used on Jewish flags alongside the Seal … Read more
A kippah or kipa, also known as a yarmulke or Hech cap, is a hemispherical or platter-shaped skullcap, usually made of cloth, worn by Orthodox Jewish men to fulfill the customary requirement that their heads be covered at all times, and by both men and women in Conservative and Reform communities at times of prayer.
The Bible describes the menorah as a seven-branched gold candelabrum that was used in Moses’ portable sanctuary in the desert and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the highest quality was used to light the lamps on a regular basis. Since ancient times, the menorah has been a symbol of Judaism, … Read more