Judaism and Jewish jewelry, all tied in together.

Reciting Prayer for Unity After Las Vegas Tragedy

As we all awoke to the news in Las Vegas this morning, October 2, 2017, I found myself reciting the Shema Israel prayer. It just came to my mind. United The shooter saw no color, no religion, no nothing… except pure hatred. Evil The Shema Israel prayer, says we are all equal, have One G-d. […]

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Pomegranates Suck at Peeling and Opening but Are Symbolic of….

Pomegranates are a Biblical fruit, with visual imagery and symbolism up the wahzoo.   Truth be told, it is a gorgeous piece of fruit.  It truly is.     Poetry is written about, heck, Alef Bet even made jewelry out of it!  See the photo above.  Rose 14k gold set with brilliantly shining rubies.  Drop-dead […]

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When I Saw Billy Elliot…

This weekend I saw the play, Billy Elliot. First, if you haven’t seen it, see it!  If you haven’t seen the movie, see it!!     My parents took me and the grandkids to a very small playhouse where the cast is all volunteers and the performances are sooooooo good, you just cannot even fathom […]

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When Your Feet Hurt Wear Cute Jewelry

New shoes, new jewelry.    Ladies– do you have a hard time shopping for shoes?  Not based on style, but on how they feel on your feet?   I have the hardest time!  I mean, my feet constantly ache.  It is the arch of my foot that just throbs.  I guess I could go to […]

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If Madonna Could Pull it Off…..

Growing up, you got a piece of Jewish jewelry for your bat-mitzvah, but if you were “lucky” you did not.  Back in the 80s, there was no fashion-forward Judaic jewelry.  It was large, ugly and style-less.  Ok, that is a big-blatant statement I am making, so I will retract it and say, “I cannot remember […]

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Wearing the Hebrew Biblical Prayer Jewelry

Every religion has a prayer, “Thee Prayer.”  In Judaism, it is the Shema Israel Prayer found in the Book of Deuteronomy 6:4.  It serves as the centerpiece of both the morning and evening prayers, and the first verse translates as follows: “Hear, O Israel: the LORD Our God, the LORD is One.”     As […]

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Friendship is Like a Rare Diamond | Alef Bet Jewelry by Paula

These fingers might look like a good manicure and a ring to you, but really they represent so much more. When I saw it was #nationalbestfriendday the other week on Instagram, my friend Heather came to mind.   This story is actually quite unique:  we met at a gift show in NYC, when her mom […]

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What’s On the Gifting Table for Dads this Father’s Day

Trees | Father’s Day? What’s up with that? We have this fancy shamcy image to show you the great gift you can give your dad this Father’s Day. Pretty good with the graphics, right?   Why a tree? What does it symbolize?   Well, it’s pretty simple: a dad is symbolically the roots of a […]

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Teachers and End of the Year

This morning after I dropped my daughter off at school, I tried to calculate how long I have been driving this same route to school. I think it is 13. 13 years of the same drive, twice a day for almost 10 months a year.  That is a lot of the sameness. I am thrilled, […]

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I’ll Never Stop Loving You

Words Words hold super powers.  They can cause a smile in a split second, change a life,  and create lasting memories. Words can also harm.  They can cause pain, tears and such sorrow that could change a life forever.   Choose your words carefully, think them through long and hard.   We’ve all been there, […]

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