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Judaica for Mother's day - modern design and tradition make great fusion

Many cultures dedicate one special day to honor mothers and motherhood. In Israel 'it is the day of Henrietta Szold's death that was declared, since early 1950', as national mother's the exact date is Shvat 30 '- ל' שבט, at winter, around January. In the few last decades, Israeli mother's day was transform to 'Family day', and we wonder - did all women rights issues were solved already that there was such a need to turn this special day to an equal day for all family members?Although we are modern Judaica designers and usually seek to re inventuals, we regret the new theme of 'family day', we absolutely cherish the original idea of honoring our mothers. Luckily, we have a...

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קנו כחול לבן - Five Favorite Israeli women designers

מי שעוקב אחרינו יודע שכל המוצרים שאנו מעצבות - מיוצרים בישראל, רובם בעבודת יד, ואנו גאות בכך! זו מהות המותג שלנו - לעצב יודאיקה עכשווית בישראל. If you follow us enough time, you should know that all our modern Judaica is made in Israel. Most of the items are handmade in small workshop throughout the country, and we are so proud of it! This is absolutely the core of our Jewish art brand identity - creating contemporary Judaica in Israel. האמת היא, שאנו גם אוהבות לרכוש מוצרים המעוצבים ומיוצרים ישראל לכבוד יום העצמאות, אנו רוצות לפרגן לחמש מעצבות מוכשרות שמתעקשות לייצר בישראל, כי יצירה והגשמה עצמית הן עצמאות אמיתית. להיות בעלת עסק שמאפשר לך עצמאות כלכלית - זה דבר גדול,...

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'Our 6 Million' organization - Re inventing a memorial ritual

It is the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day and this is already the second year we light a Memorial Candle ('Ner Neshama') provided at my kids' school by 'Our 6 Million' / 'Shem ve Ner'. Each candle wrap with a brochures, that carries a name of a person who perished the holocaust. In a small ritual, we light the candle, and read about the person at the organization's web site. This year it is Rivka Weiss, a 16 years gymnasium student who perished in Auschwitz. Speaking about re-inventing rituals, it is an extremely exciting memorial project. Within less than half a decade this simple homely ritual is spreading and widening over the country, wisely relying on the kids at school...

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Happy Passover 2017 - from us at studio Armadillo :)

Passover is in a couple of days, time to relax and get inspired. After a couple of busy months, we started our week in a coffee shop, at Tel Aviv port, with a long and inspiring discussion about our next projects... Weather was crazy, can you belive these two pictures were taken a few minutes apart?  So... what we did for Pessach? we were making, awesome wood Seder plates We were packing orders for Judaica shops abroad We were selling modern Judaica and met new Judaica design fans.   We were testing our new Matzoh tray and how it works with other stuff   We wish you all a very happy Passover, enjoy your holiday with your friends and families promise to return with stories from...

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Celebrating 2017 women's day with Vashti and Esther

As women's international day is over, and Purim is yet to come, we remember an exhibition we joined exactly two years ago, focused on the two queens who role the story of 'Megillat Esther'. We were asked to 'Re-invent' a ritual item connected to the reading of the Megillah. 'Vashti and Esther flag' is our design interpretation to a still rare ritual of waving flags, commemoration both queens - Vashti and Esther. The flag is waved whenever the names of Esther or Vashti are said.It is a gentle take on the great noise the audience arose whenever Haman's name is said. The flag has holes for eyes, and function as a mysterious mask, it refers to the enigmatic sequence of...

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