From Lenox China
Butterfly Meadow Service for Eight
Enter our FREE random giveaway to win a service for eight of Butterfly Meadow from Lenox China -- one of the most gorgeous casual dinnerware patterns, anywhere.
This scallop-rimmed set is filled with colorful butterflies and flowers, evoking the beauty of butterfly meadows. Each exquisite place setting includes a dragonfly dinner plate, a tiger swallowtail... Read more...
Circle of Jewish Holidays
By Ben Avram
We are delighted to introduce a new KosherEye partner-The Blue and White Gallery, located at 1 Cardo Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. The gallery was established in 1967, when the city was reunited after the six-day-war. It is run by Israeli artist Udi Merioz who is also currently the curator of the Israeli Prime Ministers' Art Collection. Blue and White is the largest exporter of artwork... Read more...
Jack’s Gourmet Kosher Deli Meats & Sausages
KosherEye is delighted to partner with Jack's Gourmet offering our readers a chance to win a gourmet selection of kosher deli and specialty meat products. Jack's Gourmet co–founders Dr. Alan Broner and Chef Jack Silberstein are offering a gift certificate to one lucky reader per month a chance to WIN a $50 gift certificate valid for any meat products at... Read more...
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Shavuot Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky - talented illustrator, children's book author and speaker - two printable coloring pages: one for Shavuot and another for Yom Yerushalayim, a day which commemorates the reunification of... Read more...
Afternoon Tea in London
For the Royals and You!
If you are crossing the pond and going to London, we have a lovely suggestion for you.
Enjoy a kosher "Afternoon Tea" in London including traditional British tea sandwiches with fillings, scones, home-made jam and cream, a selection of miniature desserts and a wide variety... Read more...
Rodent Infestation at Kosher Food Warehouse in Queens
The mission of KosherEye is to make our readers aware of trends and developments related to the kosher culinary world. Sometimes this is difficult to report – because the news may not be positive. We feel that we are obligated to share the following story that broke last week... Read more...
The Kafra Haggadah
The Haggadah is the centerpiece of every Passover Seder. Some of the richest artistic treasures of the Jewish people are found in the illustrations of the classic illuminated manuscripts of the Passover Haggadah, some dating back to the medieval period.
Our friend, Estee Kafra, cookbook author, and co-founder of KosherScoop.com has just brought to our attention that her great grandmother Fradel Kahan-Frankl and Fradel's son, Moshe Tzvi, Estee's grandfather, illustrated a magnificent Haggadah, known as the Kafra Haggadah, one that is said to have "dazzling imagery, breathtaking calligraphy and lavish ornamentation combining to create a visually stunning masterpiece in the realm of illuminated Haggados".
The Kafra Haggadah follows in the traditions of the classic illuminated Haggadahs. However, instead of being produced by unknown Jewish artists during the Renaissance, it was produced in Budapest, Hungary through an intense, year-long artistic collaboration between Fradel Kahan-Frankl and her son Moshe Tzvi. The name Kafra (Estee's name) is actually composite of the hyphenated last name.
The Kafras felt the need to create the Haggadah because of a disturbing experience. One day, Fradel and Moshe Tzvi decided to visit the Budapest museum to view the illuminated Kaufmann Haggadah, (14th century, Catalonia) but they were turned away. All efforts and entreaties to view the Haggadah proved futile. Frustrated, they decided that they could produce their own illuminated Haggadah in the classic medieval style.
And thus the Kafra Haggadah was born. Working on 24-inch by 12- inch panels, Moshe Tzvi wrote the text of the Haggadah in a very elegant and stylized form of the traditional calligraphic letters used for holy scrolls. Fradel painted elaborate decorative frames for the pages. She also added artistic adornments to the initial letters and painted many miniature representations of the dramatic scenes described in the text as well as some full page illustrations. The work continued for an entire year, which she often described as one of the happiest times of her life.
In 2011, the family decided to release new edition, which, because of advances in printing technology, is even more vibrant than the first.
Fradel Kahan-Frankl passed away many years ago, but Moshe Tzvi survives her. The new edition is the gift of the family to their beloved grandfather. May he live to enjoy it for many years to come.