Journal

Is Mr. Silver Lining here?

Is Mr. Silver Lining here?

I am seeking and I think I got some of it- some of the Silver Lining.I truly didn’t believe that COVID-19 would become a mega invader in our lives. And when I say our lives, I mean globally. We can’t deny that as people we are quite arrogant. We believe we can fix and solve everything. However, we also agree that life and the different phenomena don’t really ask us when, how, where would it be a convenient time to have a flood, fire, plague, earthquake.etc.Every time it’s a total surprise and a shock that startle us. Even when we...

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My first word - Parochet

My first word - Parochet

Would you agree that there are things in life you never question, and just taking them for granted? It took me about 30 years to think about that specific word, which I have heard and used many times.  As you probably know by now I love letters, especially Hebrew letters, and when I stopped and thought about that word... I was stomped. And it happened only because Stuart Novick, the writer for Temple Emanuel in Honolulu, asked to interview me about the Parochet I created for their Temple about 30 years ago. Parochet is that word. I made a Parochet for Temple Emanuel...

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It's Not Only White

It's Not Only White

                                                                           Tree of Life by Sharona Lomberg I remember the first time I was introduced to painting- painting on silk. It was an intimidating experience. I was gifted a course in silk painting. When I went to one of the stations designated for the students, I saw a beautiful white and shimmering silk fabric stretched tight to a frame. It was so tight, I could probably jump...

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Cloth and Betrayal

Cloth and Betrayal

  WHO AM I?    בגד         בגד                                                                                                       Beged  -  Bagad      I believe there’s a connection between an article of clothing and betrayal. It all started with a cup of homemade cappuccino. If you love coffee, especially cappuccino, you know its real treat.       Usually, it’s a time in the day when...

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Honor your Father and Mother.   What for?

Honor your Father and Mother. What for?

“Be respectful, apologize to your mother. That’s not a way to treat your Mother” “You should be ashamed of yourself, It’s your father, show him some respect…… go to your room” Did you hear these words come out of your parents or your friend’s parents? Generally, if you are the child, you’d leave the room upset, probably making weird faces or even sticking your tongue out (of course without them seeing you) or even crying and yes, at those moments hating them too. ​On the other side, if you are the parent, you wonder how did you child grow up to be...

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Tallit- We all got it wrong

Tallit- We all got it wrong

                                              Why would I say such a thing?   That was one of my AHA! moments. It totally changed my perspective about the Tallit. As an artist who creates Tallitot, I feel more than ever the importance of everyone owning and using their Tallit. In my mind, I’m trying to understand why I didn’t realize it earlier. To understand the change we should look at the past to understand the present. If I asked you, what’s the first thing...

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