Modular Ceramic Menorah

Judaica Standard Time collaborates with artists to create functional and spiritual objects—this time working with LA-based ceramicist Bari Ziperstein of BZIPPY. Ziperstein designed this modular menorah to be arranged in almost infinite variations. Made from high-fire stoneware, each piece has been dipped in either white or this gorgeous blue glaze.

Understanding The History and Significance of Juneteenth

Juneteenth’s formalization as a federal holiday is long overdue. 19 June 1865 marked two months after the Confederacy’s surrendering, effectively enacting the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas (though it had been law for two years), and thus freeing the slaves there. Nearly 100 years later, in 1980, Texas adopted the day as a state holiday, but many call it “merely symbolic.” Since, 40+ states have moved …

Gather Around Cocktails: Drinks to Celebrate Usual and Unusual Holidays

To meet the liquid needs of each year’s holidays and special occasions, acclaimed spirits author Aaron Goldfarb’s latest book, Gather Around Cocktails, provides recipes for parties from two to 200 people. Once again, Goldfarb distills the essence of his subject matter to its most useful and  provides celebratory substance that all can enjoy. Be it Derby Day, Friendsgiving or a Groundhog Day get-together, Goldfarb’s got …