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“Nachas”

Nowadays, it seems that I’m constantly telling my kids, “Get off the screen”, “No more screens”,  ”Too much screen time”,  ”Go outside and take advantage of the beautiful day!”, or “Just use your creativity!”  All I hear in return is “But I’m bored.” Sound familiar? It’s a constant struggle against the convenient and often beneficial […]

In my studio

Papercut Visitors Center

Well, it’s a new year.  5775.  We’re in the midst of the Jewish holiday season. Combining the spiritual journey, together with lots of tasty food, spending time with family and friends, and in Israel, country-wide festivals and fun-  It’s a whirlwind to say the least.  So much has happened in the past year.  We have […]

Passover 2013

Free, At Last

Well, I guess life’s been pretty busy, because I haven’t blogged since January! Since that Snow Day, we’ve had T”U bShvat, Purim, and the holiday of all holidays, Pesach. The weather has made a complete turnaround, Spring has sprung in Israel, the kids went back to school today, and it’s no wonder, I feel free, […]

SNOW DAY

The phenomenon of snow in Israel is something to celebrate.  The experience of a huge snowfall here though , which happens once every few years and lasts for about one day, is like watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” in real life Gush Etzion. Kids are up at the crack of dawn making snowmen, knocking on doors asking […]

They Grow, We Grow Too

Up until now, I’ve referred to my 3 younger children as “the little kids”.  But, my daughter, Raziya just colored her hair red, danced in a  womens’ show, and took her high school entrance exams.       My son, Shivi is studying his Torah portion for his bar mitzvah coming up this year, and […]

True Beauty

Nine months ago my paratrooper son jumped from a plane for the first time.   That is one of the most exciting rites of passage for a soldier during his training, and as strange as it sounds, it’s exciting for the parents too. So on that day, we packed up a bunch of our other kids […]

“22!”

Every year, during the reading of this week’s Torah portion, VaYigash, I get a lump in my throat and my eyes get all watery.   The manner in which Judah pleads with the Prince of Egypt not only demonstrates obedience and respect for his father, Jacob, but also shows that he’s deeply caring, as he […]

Being a Part of the Process

I asked the general public of social media to send in ideas for an English verse that could be offered as an alternate English version of the current “O Jerusalem” design. I’m thankful for all the responses.  I received some really interesting thoughts and ideas to think about in future designs.  In the end, for […]

Hannukah menora papercut

Up and Ready to Ship FREE

It’s officially on the website now!  “For All the Miracles”,  the most beautiful and meaningful Channukah gift you’ll find anywhere!  http://www.papercutjudaica.com/product/for-the-miracles/ Here’s some added incentive: Online orders for this design, received (from the U.S.) by midnight (Israel time), tomorrow, Monday, December 3, 2012 will enjoy FREE SHIPPING.  Quick! That only gives you a little more […]