We’ve all heard of the “Aha!” moment – when you have a realization.
We’re having that, plus an “Ahava” moment about Valentine’s Day, and February in general.
In case you don’t know, “Ahava” means “love” in Hebrew, and idea celebrated in lots of our original jewelry designs.
Judaica-inspired jewelry is, of course, our passion, and we’ve been asking ourselves if Valentine’s Day is really our kind of thing, thinking that February 14 is a Christian holiday.
However, even a quick browse of our Encyclopedia Brittanica has us laughing out loud.
Here are a few highlights of what we’ve learned about Valentine’s Day:
How did we get from this scene described above to lacy love-letters, romantic roses and heart-shaped boxes chocolates?
Speaking as a nice Jewish girl, with almost six thousand years of monotheisim behind me, I’m really not sure.
The involvement of a genuine Christian saint in this holiday also seems a bit sketchy here—remind me to do more research!
Meanwhile, let’s just stick with the idea of human AHAVA.
No ritual whippings with pieces of goat-leather, and no mama wolves, please.
Maybe just a nice little necklace—a current favorite is our square gold heart pendant, a modern look with a window looking to your soul on a solid gold chain.
The slightly organic shape of this piece give this necklace a really sensuous, handmade, artistic feel.
Or choose whatever says “I love you.”