Tag: jewish

Ukraine: How you can help

For those of us who wish for peace and environmental health in the world, news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is crushing.  The people of the world have been through so much these last two years.  What gives Putin the right to drive his forces into peaceful cities and destroy the lives of innocent people?  With my background as…

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Maus, Whoopi Goldberg and Defining Race in America

As a Jew in America, and a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, I am angered when others define my race as white.   In fact, many Jews are not white— and yet some people, especially in the US as opposed to Europe, think it’s ok to define “our race” as white because many have white skin, and therefore benefit from white…

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Jewish Jewelry for a Diverse Audience

Some people might think that creating Jewish jewelry is exclusionary and that such pieces are only appropriate for Jewish people to adorn themselves with. “Oh, I see: this is Jewish, right?” I sometimes get from passerbys at art fairs and festivals who then, scrunching their noses, feel uncertain about engaging in symbols not immediately familiar to them. Yes, my jewelry…

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ACC Show — Big Success

Hi All, Thank you so much for your support at the 2016 San Francisco American Crafts Council Show. The last time I did the ACC show was about 12 years ago– it had been so long, I did not know what to expect. I met lots of wonderful new people– made about 38 sales in all– and had nice visits…

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Colombia: A Spiritual Adventure – Part Six

As we entered the Pueblto area Lorenzo showed me a carving of an Indian Shaman in the stone. He explained that it is traditional to greet this carving and leave a smaller stone on top— in order to ask permission to enter. I was so caught up in the moment of learning about this that I did not actually pick…

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