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Sara Rivka
Eretz Yisrael
A creative jewish mom blogs about all the craft projects she's been up to.
Interests: Building a wonderful home environment for my family.Using my talents to give joy to others. Sharing and teaching my love for everything visual.
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After a sad day thinking about the Holocaust, and doing a little research as well, I had the idea that one could make a project in which yellow Jewish stars become butterflies, as the butterfly is a symbol that has... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at creative jewish mom
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Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, here in Israel. I realized today that on this day I generally post a photo, which is a message of sorts, but not really the kind of message... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, and wishing you all a healthy summer, which is what we say here at the completion of the holiday of Passover. Okay, for most of you it isn't technically summer just yet, so enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Above: A Roman era sarcaphogus, not actually used to bury Devorah, but the same location was used for hundreds even a thousand years after Devorah for burial as well. During the week of Passover we were fortunate to have enough... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at creative jewish mom
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My fourteen year old daughter is once again taking painting lessons, this time with a teacher who learned painting as a trade in Russia, so the lessons are precise and skill oriented, which can be a good thing, though not... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at creative jewish mom
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We made these very simple yet oh so lovely flower napkin rings in just minutes to use on our Passover table, but truthfully they'd be great for just about any occasion, especially weddings, sheva brachas, or any time really! They... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, the Passover edition! Sunday night we observe the holiday within the holiday called "Shevi Shel Pesach" the seventh day of Passover, on which we remember the Jewish people's crossing of the Red Sea.....truly exciting! We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Though the Jewish calender is lunar, and thus isn't static like the Gregorian calender, there is one thing that is a given: Passover must always occur in the Spring, yippee! In order to make this happen we even have to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Would you like to whip up some lovely floral arrangements for your holiday table without breaking the bank? The answer my friends is floral filler, yes, the little flowers and stalks of greenery that florists use to fill all the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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The eight day (well for us in Israel seven days, actually) Jewish holiday of Passover starts with a bang, namely the most important part of the whole holiday, the Passover seder! The Passover seder involves the re-telling of the story... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at creative jewish mom
Thanks Susan, I'm going to put this one in soil, and next time I see those overpriced pineapples in my local vegetable store, ( I usually only see them in January when they are imported for our holiday which is all about eating fruit) I'm not going to look at the price I'm going to think of it as my next house plant, ha ha!
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Thanks Kirsten, that rug you see was purchased on the street on market day in our town in Northern Israel, from an Arab.....I did manage to bargain with him and get the price down to 300 shekels (about $75) but should have tried harder to get it lower. It is very similar to many rugs I've seen woven by Berber people in Morocco, but have no idea where it is from. I do know that it fades in the sun, I left it out once on my porch railing and yikes half of the rug faded. I then cut the rug in half, maybe a mistake and now have two pieces which I'm planning to use to make floor cushions some day, or to cover a bunch or something. My husband keeps wanting to throw these pieces out, but I still have great hopes for them! all the best!
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, the "Passover starts tomorrow night edition", yikes! The eight day (seven in Israel) holiday that is mostly known for the fact that we eat matzo rather than anything "leavened" requires hard work, but truthfully we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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As you may or may not know, the holiday of Passover is all about tradition, yes, you know, Jewish tradition! If not for the strictness with which we observe these traditions we would not thousands of years later still be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Today as I was cleaning the living room for the quickly approaching holiday of Passover, I let out a little yelp of joy. Why you may ask? Well, to my great surprise I actually succeeded in rooting a mini pineapple... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Passover (or more correctly "Pesach" as it is said in hebrew) starts on Monday night, and the only way I have found time to post this little craft is that the husband and kids are out doing some grocery shopping... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, and thanks so much for joining me here! Spring crafting is underway in the northern hemisphere, and those of us who observe the holiday of Passover are right now getting really serious with the holiday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Spring is here, and the fields of Israel are covered with wild flowers, a truly lovely sight, In Northern Israel, the red poppies are an indigenous species that we look forward to seeing every year, and this year we were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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About ten or so years ago I knit a chunky afghan using four strands of yarn to match our couch. I was happy with the results and it was a present for my husband's birthday, the only problem was that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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One of my dear nephews from New York was coming for his last shabbat with us before heading back to the USA after a two year stint in Israel, so I just had to make him a good-bye cake! The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, a wonderful little get together of crafters from around the world, and very talented ones I must say! There is always so much great inspiration here at the party, that while sometimes I wish it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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After cutting up a bunch of my boy's old striped polo style shirts to make t-shirt yarn, I just couldn't bear to toss the remnants, namely the section above the armpits, so rather than clean for Pesach I embarked on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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After cutting up a bunch of my boy's old striped polo style shirts to make t-shirt yarn, I just couldn't bear to toss the remnants, namely the section above the armpits, so rather than clean for Pesach I embarked on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Passover is in exactly three weeks, and at this point we should be in the middle of turning the house inside out......and so of course at this point the procrastination monster takes charge and says why not make some t-shirt... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, and thanks so much for joining me here! So as it happens it appears that the grill on my oven is not working, which is quite a calamity on a Thursday night when I need... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at creative jewish mom