presenting Goldberg Judaica: Unique Ceramic Judaica
An essay in progress….
What do we have in our homes that define them as a Jewish space, for a Jewish person?
Jewish art and music – We live in Western civilization, and our artwork, paintings, murals and music reflect this great heritage. But we also have our own Jewish heritage, and if we are both educated in and proud of our heritage, this should be reflected in some of our artwork on our walls, and in our music choices.
Jewish books – Certainly a Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) – but what about other books on Jewish history, and on the rich heritage of rabbinic Judaism?
Ritual Judaica for the weekly observance of Shabbat, including Havdalah
Ritual Judaica for tefila (prayer) – kippot, tallitot, tefillin
A kosher kitchen – Judaism offers ways to make every area of life kadosh/קדוש, holy. We do this by creating sanctifications/distinctions for eating (kosher vs treif), days of the week (Shabbat vs other days), and other areas. Why keep kosher? What is it all about?
Arthur Szyk (1894 – 1951) was an artist who worked as a book illustrator and political commentator. Arthur Szyk was born into a Jewish family in Łódź, a part of Poland then under Russian rule. From 1921, he lived in France and Poland, and in 1937 he moved to the United Kingdom. In 1940, he settled permanently in the United States.
Arthur Szyk became a renowned artist and book illustrator …Szyk’s work is characterized by social and political commitment, and its rejection of modernism; instead he draws on the traditions of medieval and renaissance painting, especially illuminated manuscripts. Many of his works about Judaism are famous in the Jewish community.
(text adapted from Wikipedia)