Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom: Faith. Belief. Practice: The Exhibit

At this stage of my life, everything fabric, patch, thread, takes on multiple meaning. It’s the same for breath, thought, action and so it is for the three categories of work on display: Bed Quilts made from gleaned scraps of my fabric collection; Kabbalah theme quilts from tee-shirt remnants; work from personal materials of memory.Continue reading “Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom: Faith. Belief. Practice: The Exhibit”

Your Presence is Requested

Using BubbeWisdom, I create art to inspire growth and learning that emphasizes process rather than the achievement of an outcome; moving beyond everyday triviality into a depth of spirit that enacts dignity and humility with love, humor and perspective. Louise Silk Louise Silk:BubbeWisdom now showing at the American Jewish Museum of the JCC of GreaterContinue reading “Your Presence is Requested”

Happy Anniversary, Bubbe Wisdom

I began this blog in November of 2010. I have posted 430 times and received 51,620 views. Bubbe Wisdom: Why call it Bubbe Wisdom? Bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother. When I was growing up a Bubbe was an old woman whose domain was her kitchen. She was known for her “bubbe-meises” old wives’ tales basedContinue reading “Happy Anniversary, Bubbe Wisdom”

The Cost of A Gallbladder

For the record, the bills for my emergency gallbladder surgery this past December keep coming. To date of the total $7906.11 billed, my Highmark insurance paid 75% leaving me with an outstanding bill of $1989.86. With this recent unexpected surgery expense, I was very eager to read Stephen Brill’s comprehensive article about our healthcare problems:Continue reading “The Cost of A Gallbladder”

Purim in the Ghetto

When Purim time comes around I am particularly sensitive to women’s issues as shown by my blog last year and this thoughtful article from Lilith Magazine. Then I did a great deal of research for my story inspired by the life of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira and I learned of his Purim celebration in theContinue reading “Purim in the Ghetto”

In The Lineage of a Torah Scholar

This week I received an email from a family genealogist who had found some taped interviews I made with my father and his two brothers back in 1998. In it my Uncle Sam referred to his great-uncle, the famous Rabbi. Her husband’s great-grandfather was Rabbi Jacob Joseph Hurvitz. He was also my father’s great-uncle, theContinue reading “In The Lineage of a Torah Scholar”

Shehekianu: To Be In The Moment

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu, Melech ha Olam, shehekianu, v’kiamanu, v’higianu l’zman hazeh. Blessed be our Sovereign of time and space, Who has sustained us, protected us and brought us safely to this moment. Breath in. Breath out. See the mind. Quiet the mind. See the body. Feel the body. Create the work. Create the play.Continue reading “Shehekianu: To Be In The Moment”