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As I researched the iconographical tradition of Elijah’s Cup and the other Passover symbols, I was inspired to use this tikkunknitting project as the point of departure for a broader exploration of the ways in which holiday traditions and meanings are created (and to have another way to delight and teach my youngest niece-let at […]

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Wouldn’t it be better for all us — Palestinians and Israelis — to be in the mindset of Sinai rather than in the mindset of the Egyptian enslavement? (Jerry Haber, The Magnes Zionist, “Observing Passover When Still Enslaved“) Genevieve Sideleau “Covered “, 2006 (Sweater Project Series I) Making a knitted seder this year was more […]

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Passover study and preparation certainly has kept my tikkunknitting needles flying. Committed to Passover as a symbol of freedom for any and all of us, as an opportunity to gather, share traditions, and build hope for a peaceful future, my knitted seder table included the basics: a plate full of the ritual symbols of the […]

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Chagall, Elijah Touched By An Angel & Elijah Carried Off to Heaven It’s been a while since I’ve been able to celebrate Passover (Pesach) without discomfort. Initially, the challenge was trying to reconcile historical and archeological knowledge I’d been studying with my Hebrew school education and my life experience at the seder table. I was […]

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Passover is nearly here, only days away.  The continued paralysis in the peace process in Israel-Palestine makes preparation for the holiday just that  more difficult this year.  Raised in the Reform tradition in the 1960s and ’70s by non-observant parents, my experience of the holiday was limited to a single, simple (and incomplete) seder.  Over […]

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The internet never ceases to amaze me. In spite of “middle age”. Actually, in spite of middle age, I’m reasonably competent at the business of the internet (only just so, according to my 21-year-old son). For some time now I’ve been a member of Ravelry, an online network of people interested in knitting and crochet […]

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I know it’s been a very long time. Too long. It’s not that there’s been little happening, or little thought about what’s been happening – at home, in community, in Israel-Palestine, or in the world …. It’s just been a period in which Jewish study, or at least theorizing applied tikkun olam, has been a […]

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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle It’s not that study has ceased in the past month. Yes, typing (and knitting) has been constrained by a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome in one hand. But I feel I’ve been holding my breath since […]

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Patterns for Peacebuilders

Patterns for Peacebuilders & Mideast Peacebuilders As a committed tikkunknitter, I live by the creed “justice, justice you shall pursue” …. It seems unquestionable that to pursue justice globally, we must support the peacebuilders in our midst. All of my Judaica patterns are created in this spirit of tikkun olam, as are the inter-faith or […]

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