Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Kislev "Nes Gadol Haya Sham"

Miracles – The Fragility and Joy

Dancing Children - Melanie Dankowicz

Artist Melanie Dankowicz’s “Dancing Children Dreidel” papercut captures the fragility and joy of the Chanukah miracle. The precision and delicacy of her medium, alongside the celebration her work portrays inspires us to appreciate each moment. The story of a miracle is like a treasured heirloom. Sharing the Chanukah story with love, care, and joy will preserve the tradition for generations to come.

To see more of Melanie Dankowicz’s work, please visit www.dankowicz.com

Books and Blintzes is grateful to the artist for her permission to share this image of the “Dancing Children Dreidel”. We ask our readers and followers to please respect her creative and legal rights. Do not copy, share, or distribute this image without her approval.

Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Kislev "Nes Gadol Haya Sham", Music

To Celebrate A Miracle

Samuel Adler’s musical arrangement To Celebrate A Miracle brings to life the awe and inspiration of the Chanukah story. Incorporating 9 of the holiday’s instantly recognizable melodies, Adler’s composition encourages listeners to connect with the joy of the holiday and to embrace the hope of future redemption.

To listen to a recording and for more information about this work, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org/music/volumes/view/cycle-of-life-in-synagogue-and-home/work/to-celebrate-a-miracle/

For more information about Samuel Adler, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org/artists/view/samuel-adler/

 

Kislev "Nes Gadol Haya Sham"

Great Miracles in Kislev

A Great MiracleDepending on who you ask, people say that we can find miracles everywhere, nowhere, or somewhere in between. What qualifies as “miraculous”, and even a “great miracle” is the idea that we are going to explore with this month’s Jewish text art challenge. נס גדול היה שם “A Great Miracle Happened There” is one of the most familiar lines in the Jewish tradition, and we’re sure it will inspire us to greater heights of creativity in this new Hebrew month of Kislev.

As a quick note, if you are more familiar or comfortable, or just want to experiment with the Israeli נס גדול היה פה version of the text please share that work with us as well!