Social Justice Judaica

From Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace is inspired by Jewish tradition to fight for a more just world. And we know that occupation, apartheid, and ethnic cleansing are not Jewish values.

This Judaica store highlights independent artists in the Jewish diaspora who support struggles for justice, dignity, and freedom. Featuring “Judaica with Jewish values,” the store points to artists who are involved in justice work or use ethical labor and resource practices.

These artists are providing alternatives to items that are made in the State of Israel as it continues to occupy and displace Palestinian people. Many JVP members choose to buy ritual items that honor the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli products while others are interested in supporting vibrant Jewish life in the diaspora and investing in independent artists. Thank you for visiting this online store!

Narrow Bridge Candles

Narrow Bridge Candles is a ritual candle-making project in support of the full Palestinian call for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions of Israel. Your chandler, Jonah Aline Daniel crafts candles that are specific to Jewish Rituals (Hanukkah, Shabbat, Havdallah, and Yahrtzeit), as well as candles that are made for rituals of any tradition, new or old, religious, spiritual or otherwise. Creating space for ritual with liberatory potential, in support of Palestinian self-determination! A portion of proceeds go to support movements and organizations working for Palestinian self-determination and U.S. based struggles for racial justice and Indigenous sovereignty. All candles are hand-dipped and poured and made with 100% Beeswax and there are no added dyes or perfumes.

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Rebekah Erev Studio (Moon Angels Oracle Deck)

Rebekah Erev Studio is the home of the Moon Angels / Malakh Halevanah Oracle Deck and so much more! Rebekah offers original art for ketubot and b’rit ahuvim (lovers covenant), a DIY (do-it-yourself) wedding/commitment ceremony course, posters, t-shirts, buttons and ritual facilitation.The Moon Angels are a ritual tool and piece of art created in the spirit of making spirituality and art for the masses. Accompanied by a book of off-center insights, ephemera and Yiddishkeit wisdom. Each product is made in the U.S. by a collective or local small business, designed by Rebekah and hand put together by friends.

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Lost & Forged

Lost & Forged renews the materials of the past with creative luster. We handcraft all sorts of metalwork jewelry, accessories, Judaica and more, using reclaimed vintage materials.

Rabbi Doug Heifetz, founder & silversmith, first began to experiment with metalwork in 2015. Artscape Baltimore selected him as their 2016 Emerging Artist for Jewelry. He participated in the GBK Celebrity Gifting Suite in honor of the Golden Globe Awards in January 2017. Baltimore Style Magazine and Organic Spa Magazine websites featured him in 2017.

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Bat Sarah Press

Bat Sarah Press translates from the Hebrew to “Sarah’s Daughter’s Press”. The name has two meanings, being both that of the Biblical matriarch of monotheistic religion, and after my mother Susan, whose Hebrew name was also Sarah.

Bat Sarah Press was created as a platform to connect with spiritual ritual and storytelling through the lens of artfully made objects. BSP aims to create an opening for individuals who are thirsty to find a way to connect with their ancestral past that also rings true to a contemporary worldview and sense of truth. With that in mind, inclusivity is an essential value of BSP. We are equally eager to make ketubot for Jewish, interfaith, queer, and couples that do not identify as Jewish.

BSP currently offers an array of traditional and culturally Jewish items and services including ketubot, Kabbalistic gematria interpretation prints, and limited edition cards and gifts. All are welcome. Our commonality will be found in a willingness to go deep.

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Radical Jewish Calendar Project

This collaborative project was dreamed up by Jews who were tired of using chabad calendars with advertisements for cemeteries as their only reference for holy days. All proceeds will go to artists and design contributors, which include farmers, rabbinical students, candle makers, facilitators, radio hosts, body workers, rock stars, carpenters, Kohenet priestesses, organizers, and more. This calendar is a celebration of Jewish culture that is intersectional, queer, feminist, anti-racist, and that challenges and builds a Judaism and Jewishness beyond Zionism. Because you’ve always wanted to find out when Ta’anit Esther and the anniversary of the BDS Call are, all in the same place.

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Emily Rosenfeld: Jewelry, Judaica, & Gifts

Emily has been crafting Judaica and jewelry since 1993 with a line that includes Muzzot, kiddush cups, tzedakah boxes, and more. Her studio is located in an old mill, overlooking a river, snug in a village in western Massachusetts. She is a mother and a maker who explores spirituality and joy through her work. Emily is strongly inspired by nature, from the small scale of her garden to the broadest strokes of sea and sky. She hopes the joy and strength she get from making her pieces is what is carries and inspires.

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Advah Designs

Advah Designs, founded by US artist Sarah Resnick, sells handcrafted tallitot (prayer shawls) and chuppot (wedding canopies), as well as art prints and greeting cards. The design and manufacturing process of each product is carefully considered, supporting textile communities in the US and India committed to environmental sustainability and fair wages. View the full collection at www.advahdesigns.com

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Soul Candles for the Days of Awe

The Soul Candles candle making tradition has been passed down through tkhines, Yiddish collections of prayers by and for women. Soul candles are made to both honor ancestors and protect the living. Said while spinning wick into candles, these tkhines prayers capture the ritual of Jewish Russian and other Eastern European memorial candle making during the high holy day season.

Jonah Aline Daniel, Rabbi Ariana Katz, and Rebekah Erev have partnered in the past handful of years to explore the Thkines and Soul Candles traditions through text, ritual, art, research, prayer and craft. This year’s kit builds on the 5778 kits with even more ritual and artistic offerings.

With this kit, we bring the tkhines of Jewish women into our lives and hold them up to shine brightly. Order by August 8th, 2018 to receive in time for 5779 High Holidays.

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