BASHERT – באַשערט FROM EVERY HUMAN BEING THERE RISES A LIGHT THAT REACHES STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN. AND WHEN TWO SOULS ARE DESTINED FOR EACH OTHER, AND FIND EACH OTHER, THEIR STREAMS OF LIGHT FLOW TOGETHER AND A SINGLE BRIGHTER LIGHT GOES FORTH FROM THEIR UNITED BEING This wonderful quote is attributed to the Baal Shem […]
For Thowback Thursday, we are beginning to post images of artwork created by Mickie over the years. We will post on Facebook and Pinterest. Enjoy the images and the stroll down memory lane.
The Ketubah (כתובה – from the Hebrew root ‘to write’) is a Jewish marriage contract that was introduced into the Jewish wedding ceremony approximately 2,500 years ago. Today, modern text options allow the bride and groom to choose a text that reflects their worldview. Beyond the text, the ketubah document has attracted artistic adornment through the centuries and has become a significant expression of Jewish art.
The WV-1 Woman of Valor by Mickie is inspired by the great artist and illustrator, Alphonse Mucha, who was born in Moravia (the current Czech Republic), worked in Vienna and Paris, traveled to the United States and returned to the Czech lands settling in Prague.
In addition to the quote on the Hillel Print by Mickie, Hillel is also known for his ‘golden rule’ – “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.” Although many religions and cultures have a version of the […]
Here is the recipe for Eran’s Mom’s Famous Matza Cake – Yummy! Pictures of the cake will follow after we make it. Share your favorite Pessach Recipes.
Although named car ‘mezuzah’, it is not a traditional mezuzah (which is only placed on walls in homes and synagogues). For the car, it is actually a decorative box that holds a Travelers Prayer. In all of the car mezuzahs created by Mickie Caspi for Caspi Cards & Art, the Hebrew travelers prayer scroll is rolled up and placed inside the car mezuzah and is visible through the clear sides of the acrylic.
How/Why did you get started in Ketubahs? I got started in the Ketubah business when I got married. I was 18 years old and in art school. I was working at a place called the Jewish Teacher Center as the Artist-in-Residence in Wilmette, IL. All the women who worked there were very excited about my […]