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Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine


Exploring a contemporary Judaism rich with the textures of family, memory, and fellowship, Jodi Eichler-Levine takes readers inside a flourishing American Jewish crafting movement. As she travelled across the country to homes, craft conventions, synagogue knitting circles, and craftivist actions, she joined in the making, asked questions, and contemplated her own family stories. Jewish Americans, many of them women, are creating ritual challah covers and prayer shawls, ink, clay, or wood pieces, and other articles for family, friends, or Jewish charities. But they are doing much more: armed wi ... More

Keywords: craft, gender, Jewish, Judaism, material religion, memory, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469660639
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jodi Eichler-Levine, author
Lehigh University