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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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Thanks Alexandra, it is a once a year kind of thing, so slowly practicing at getting it right!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Key Shaped Challah at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! This week we are still in mourning on the Jewish calendar, but Wednesday night we usher in the very joyful holiday of Lag B'Omer, which, depending on your... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Attending the blessing by the Kohanim at the Kotel on the second day of chol hamoed Pesach was amazing, and a first for our family. We were fortunate enough to have an invitation to a rooftop balcony to enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at creative jewish mom
Hi Erica, it is true making it yourself is a hassle, but it is a nice way to recycle a bunch of old clothes, or best of all, a sheet made from jersey fabric. When you make it yourself the results are much more rustic looking and less precious, which might be desirable in some cases, and of course it is free. I didnt used to have access to commercial t-shirt yarn in our little town, but now it is available for a reasonable price, so yes, I generally buy it. Making your own yarn with sheets is another thing altogether, and that is totally worth it!
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Where is Nachum Ish Gamzu buried, you may ask? Or more likely, who is Nachum Ish Gamzu? Or what language is that anyway? Well dear readers, let me tell you, Nachum Ish Gamzu, or more correctly, Rebbe Nachum Ish Gamzu... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at creative jewish mom
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The Ashkenazic Jewish custom of making key shaped bread, or rather challah, (called schlissel challah) for the first shabbos after Passover is something I love to do, though this year on that particular shabbos we were in the Ukraine, so... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at creative jewish mom
Hi Alexandra, You can do it, just stick to the ones that are really difficult to kill: Zee Zee, Mother in laws tongue, and pathos……the first two can be watered the first day of each month and do fine, the pathos a bit more. All of these can grow in low light as well, so no more black thumb, go for it!
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Thanks so much for your comment Gabriel, very moving.
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My pleasure Claire, love that idea, and happy mothers day to you too!
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! We are now finally back home after an unplanned trip, followed by a planned trip, and I can't wait to start making things, which is how I always... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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Pride Of Madeira with its huge cones of purple flowers grows effortlessly in Northern Israel. Israel has a large variety of plants: the country's cities and suburbs are amass with flowers which attract all kinds of wildlife with no less... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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Quilled paper crafts are a great way to make a unique piece of art, and the results are always quite impressive! This quilled bonfire craft for the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer is really quite simple, and perfect for kids... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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The Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer starts on the evening of May 22, which means we have two whole weeks to turn on the creativity and increase the excitement for this wonderful and festive holiday, and then another two weeks... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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Lag B'Omer, the Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33 Day of the Omer, which occurs in the middle of a mourning period, is coming up next week, so it is time to get everyone busy with some fun crafts to... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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The Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer is coming up in just another 9 days or so, so now is the time to get crafting for this festive holiday. It is true, I live in Lag Bomer central, just across the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! Spring has arrived in full force here in Israel, and if one takes a drive just about anywhere there are colorful wild flowers everywhere! The huge quantities of... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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Posted Apr 30, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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The Tower of David is now one of my favorite places in Old City Jerusalem, and while we missed his fabulous show at the museum in 2000, glass artist Dale Chihuly did leave a few items in the museum which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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This Passover we were given the last minute gift of a complimentary vacation rental apartment in the Old City of Jerusalem for the duration of the holiday, in exchange for hosting a single father and his two sons for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at creative jewish mom
All of my Passover pots and pans and kitchen items are now safely tucked away in their special large cabinet, and our kitchen is once again ready to receive leavened food items, though we are not in any big hurry... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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One of the greatest pleasures of blogging is when readers actually use my instructions to make their own version of a project I've presented. So it is with very great pleasure that i present to you this fantastic version, submitted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at creative jewish mom
Wow, that is truly amazing! I guess you are giving them some kind of wonderful love!
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! I am writing this before Passover, in order to open the party at a time when I will be very very busy packing away all my Passover dishes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at creative jewish mom
Thanks so much for dropping by for Craft Schooling Sunday. I made a last minute decision to simply take a Passover break with the party as that means I can literally stay unplugged all Passover long, which is truly one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at creative jewish mom
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At sundown on Friday night we will not only welcome the holy shabbos, we'll also welcome the amazing holiday of Passover! This year we will all be celebrating for eight days, as the last day of Passover in Israel is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at creative jewish mom