The A to Z of Everything – Judaica

Judaica is a term that covers any literature, religious articles, or any other icons pertaining to the Jewish life, faith, and custom.

Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, dating back to thousands of years ago, coinciding with the mighty empires of Babylon and ancient Egypt. The belief is in one God who created mankind and handed down the instructions and code of living to one of the Jewish prophets, Moses.

There is a vast compilation of the laws and traditions of Judaism. All these compilations, prayers, and menorahs relating to the Jewish faith fall under the term Judaica.

Judaica Clothing

Jews who practice the Jewish faith adorn especial clothing that the religion prescribes. The clothing incorporates the Yarmulkes, Tallit, Tefillin and the Tzitzit.

The Yarmulke is the skullcap worn by orthodox Jews or during prayer. It is also called Kippah. The other four articles of clothing have special rules about their making. For instance, the Tallit is to be woven from wool with wool fringes hanging down it. The others have similar rules.

Judaica Jewelry

The Jewish jewelry is very prominent among people from various cultures. People outside the Jewish faith like to wear the Judaica jewelry for its singularity. Jewelry comes with a diversity of designs such as sacred passages, texts from the holy book, prayers for protection against the evil eye, love, prosperity, health, wealth and much more.

Designs of Star of David, Shema Yisreal, and Ani Le Dodi also come in various pendants, necklaces, bracelets and rings for both genders and are crafted beautifully by the Israeli artists. Hebrew letter jewelry are also liked. Names in Hebrew can also be made to order.

Judaica jewelry

The online stores and stores in Israel offer a pool of materials to choose from such as gold, gemstones, Roman glass and sterling silver.

Judaica Art

Jewish art dates back centuries. The fine pieces of art were loved back then and even now. Several artists such as David Fisher, Yair Emanuel, and David Gerstein have left their mark in the field of Judaica art. The works of early 20th-century artist Marc Chagall is still valued.  The Jewish art is different and prominent in its own right.

Judaica Religious Articles

Another prominent feature of Jewish history is the Judaica articles of religious significance. Some of these are Lulav, Shofar, Grager, Menorah and Hadasim.

Each of these has a particular history to their credit. For example, the Shofar is the horn of the lamb or any other animal that is blown in the synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah, the new year of the Hebrew calendar, and at the end of Yom Kippur, the most religious fast of Jews.

Judaica Gifts

There are lots of gifts that come under Jewish articles. The vast list includes jewelry, books, wall pieces, paintings, Judaic candlesticks and a lot more depending on the taste and nature of the person you are presenting the gift to.

 

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