Autobiography of a Quilt #4-In The Name of The Parents

Weezie, Are you mashugana, saving all of those little pieces of our clothing? I could understand the National Record Mart sweater logo, I wouldn’t have given that away either, but the others? A golf hankie, a piece of your mother’s silk blouse, the crème suit we bought for her to wear to her 75th birthdayContinue reading “Autobiography of a Quilt #4-In The Name of The Parents”

Cleaving

How does one access the Divinity within? The Hebrew word for glue is דבק dvk, the root for devekut, which in modern Hebrew is a synonym for dedication toward a particular goal. The mystic meaning of devekut is cleaving or attaching oneself to The Holy One. It occurs frequently in Deuteronomy (4:4, 10:20, 11:22, 13:5,Continue reading “Cleaving”

A Spiritual Tent

Currently installed in the Jaffe Book Art Collection at Florida Atlantic University is a spiritual tent I made over the summer of 1993. It is a two-sided tent 8ft X 8ft X 7ft high machine pieced and quilted out of 100% cotton purchased broadcloth. The outside is made of 12 soul panels created from appliedContinue reading “A Spiritual Tent”

A Time To Forgive

Here we are in the month of Elul leading up to the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Elul is a sanctum for introspection and self-assessment as we conduct a full Cheshbon Ha Nefesh, an accounting of the soul. During Elul we separate from our material entanglements to audit our spiritual accountsContinue reading “A Time To Forgive”

The Jewish Love-In

There were no holidays so joyous for the Jewish People as the Fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippor, for on those days, daughters of Yerushalayim would go out dressed in borrowed white clothing so as not to embarrass those who didn’t have and dance in the vineyards located on the outskirts of the city. AndContinue reading “The Jewish Love-In”