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A Good Eye

Being a Judaic papercutting artist I have to have a good eye.  I need to see things that others don’t easily see and work with tiny details up-close.  Imagine my frustration when suddenly I had to remove my eyeglasses in order to design, cut, and READ!!  Was I really that old?  The answer of course was, yes.

Lucky for me, I’ve recently started keeping in touch (via Facebook) with Dr. Ariela Gordon Shaag, an old classmate of mine (from kindergarten through university!).  Ariela  is the head of the Masters Optometry Program at Michlelet Hadassah in Jerusalem.  About two weeks ago,  she posted that her Masters students were looking for participants (aged 45-65 and in good health, but in need of reading glasses) for a study comparing two types of multi-focal lenses.  Needless to say, I became an eager participant.  I go in once a week to have my eyes checked, and get to wear these greatl lenses they gave me in order to see and read.  At the end of the 5 weeks or so, I get 6 free pairs of multi-focal lenses!!  Yay for me!   Anyway, if you’re in the area, and you’re interested, they are looking for more patients.  Contact Ariela Gordon Shaag on Facebook.

Here’s an original ketubah I made for Matt and Ilana Bornstein (Ramat Beit shemesh) several years back.  Can you guess why I’m featuring this image?

Strauss- Bornstein Ketubah
“Ten measures of beauty were given to the world. Nine were taken by Jerusalem, and one by all the rest.” -Talmud

Have a happy day!  Marci

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