At its most basic, Judaica is simply ceremonial objects used for various rituals. For many of us, Judaica is much more- it is an expression of our faith, a way to channel artistic energy or for some a way to earn a living.
What makes Judaica such a wonderful art form is that pieces can be used on a daily basis, treasured for an annual celebration or displayed as an artifact.
How to make Judaica part of your life?
DAILY: Wear a star of David or Chai about your neck. Display mezuzot on all your door frames.
WEEKLY: Utilize special Kiddush cups, challah covers and havdalah sets every Shabbat.
MONTHLY: If you don't attend a mikvah, ritually wash your hands using a special cup and basin.
ANNUALLY: Be sure to find a special Hanukiah, seder plate, honey dish for the appropriate holidays.
SPECIAL OCCASIONS: Buy Art by Jewish Artists.
AND WHENEVER THE MOMENT STRIKES YOU: CREATE YOUR OWN!!!!
(Top photo from University of Chicago Library. Bottom photo from Theresa Rasmussen.)