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What is a Hamsa? Is a Hamsa Jewish?

GA-3d Hamsa Wall Art BLUE

Although the Hamsa originated in the Middle East and predates the major Western religions, it has become a symbol of good luck in many societies throughout history. In all faiths, it is a protective sign and is reputed to bring its owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune. The Hamsa design is derived from the […]

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TZEDAKAH

Tzedakah

TZEDAKAH Although the word ‘tzedakah’ is usually translated as ‘charity’, the root of the word is ‘Tzedek’ which means ‘justice”. In the Jewish tradition, charity is only one aspect of tzedakah, which includes truthfulness, uprightness, honesty, righteousness and justice. Tzedakah is more than charity: it is an obligation, whereas charity is understood as an act […]

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What do the Canadian National Anthem and a Jewish Wedding Contract have in Common?

Mickie Caspi - Birds of Paradise Blue Ketubah Gender Neutral Ketubah Text

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics Only two words are being changed to create a Gender Neutral national anthem in Canada. In 1993, Mickie & Eran Caspi sat down to create a Gender Neutral Ketubah Text. At the time, Ketubot (plural for Ketubah, כתובה) were either hand drawn original artwork, whereby the […]

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Tu B’Shevat!

Tu B'Shevat

Happy Tu B’Shevat! It’s still snowing here in Massachusetts so it’s hard to celebrate the Jewish New Year for trees by actually planting a tree. So I did the next best thing and bought flowers to brighten up our lives! One Tu B’Shevat custom that I especially like is to eat a new fruit on […]

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Caspi Cards Hanukkah

Gifts for Hanukkah by Mickie Caspi

Caspi Cards Hanukkah – Mickie has created a beautiful line of artwork using giclée printing technology to bring you Personalized Lovers Gifts and Custom Baby Gifts. These custom giclée prints are fully customizable and specifically designed to be shared and given as a truly one-of-a-kind personalized gift. Browse through the galleries to find wonderful gifts for weddings, […]

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Wedding Rituals

09-1 Beloveds Ketubah by Mickie Caspi Humanist text for secular, interfaith or non-Jewish wedding rituals

Wedding Rituals differ by culture, country and customs. According to the NY Times, a “traditional Indian wedding can last days, and rituals include the bride kicking over a pot of rice and dance competitions between Team Bride and Team Groom.” Further, the Times reports that part of the ritual includes the bride and groom circling […]

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Jewish Art Calendar Video by Mickie 2017

Jewish Art Calendar 2017 by Mickie Caspi Front Cover

Although the Jewish New Year is still a month away, the new Jewish Art Calendar by Mickie for 2017 is available and ready for your enjoyment. Click on the Post Title to View the Actual Video Or view the Jewish Art Calendar Video at our Google+ Page #mickiecaspi #caspicardsandart #judaica #ketubah #ketubot #jewishart #jewishpride #calendar […]