On a lighter note …
The dreidel gets repurposed as a fashion statement in this New York holiday tradition. On December 9 in Chelsea, the Jewish burlesque team the Schlep Sisters will once again offer “a risque exploration of all things Jewish during the holiday season.”
“Dreidels on pasties. That’s all I’m going to give away,” said Darlinda Just Darlinda, one half of the pair. “Tassels twirl and so do dreidels, just saying.”
Source: the ever-informative dnainfo.com.
The Rainbow Institute aims to help “heal the world through consciousness to ecology” by featuring the Mother Earth Pendant by Ka Gold Jewelry:
All profits from the sale of this gorgeous pendant will be donated to organizations that deal with ecological matters The mother earth pendant was created to express and strengthen the connection between us, humanity and the only home we have, Earth.
“‘The earthquake revived fundamental values in Japanese society that had been lost in years of economic prosperity,’ said Atsuko Sano, a jewelry designer and founder of the AS Collection. … ‘All of the forms of RIN converge into a simple, basic spirituality.’”
“Commercialization makes celebrating Hanukkah easier,” says the Gainesville Times. In addition to Waterford Crystal menorahs and dreidels, you can also buy Star of David cookies at Publix.
A crown of thorns Christmas tree topper. What makes it authentic, apparently, is that the thorns come from Israel. Via Christian Nightmares.
After a student was expelled from Junior ROTC for wearing a hijab, the Department of Defense has announced that it will allow Muslim & Sikh JROTC students to wear hijabs and turbans.