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Calling All Wise Hearted Men and Women

10/17/2023 03:05:35 PM

Oct17

Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky

I spoke with Rabbi Faryn and we want to establish a Crafters Guild to glorify our services and our new home with beautiful ritual objects. We could paint kiddush cups, mezuzahs, seder plates, candle sticks, sew and quilt and embroider cloths for under the shabbat candles, for challah covers, for covering the Torah when it is out of the ark, (but not being read) etc. This is called Hiddur Mitzvah, the beautification of the mitzvah, to draw us toward the mitzvot. For inspiration, listen to the song by Alicia Jo Rabins, linked below, as she brings to life Exodus 39 inviting all the ‘wise-hearted men & women’ to make beautiful ritual pieces for the traveling mishkan in the desert. Our Guild would also keep the inventory and record of use of our treasures, and be the keepers of the key to the cabinet where they are stored. 

Interested? Write to me at RabbiMeirah@OrShalomSF.org

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