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7 No-Cost Decorating Tricks For Your Quarantined Home

Now that we’re all spending so much time inside during shelter in place orders, we might as well spruce up our homes a little...

Spread Kindness With a Toilet Paper Bouquet

This week, I wanted to check on an elderly neighbor to see if she needed anything, so I left her this bouquet with a...

Quarantine Crafts: A “Let’s Stay Home” Sign Made With Old Magazines

I’ve always been a homebody, so even before it was required for us to shelter in place during the pandemic, “Let’s Stay Home” was...

Quarantine Crafts: Stamping With Toilet Paper Tubes

Now that we’re all self-isolating in our homes with cases of toilet paper, two questions come to mind: One, how are we going to...

Stay at Home Crafts: Felt Succulents

During the rainy season, I like to think of craft projects that can keep us occupied while we’re stuck indoors. Now that we’re practicing...

Can You Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer?

Amid coronavirus fears, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reiterated that one of the best ways to fight germs is to wash...

Make a Hamantashen Hat for Purim

What came first? The hat or the hamantashen? The hamantashen cookie is said to be inspired by the three-cornered hat of that dastardly Haman. So...

Make an Eco-Friendly Art Journal From Junk Mail

Junk mail is a big pain. No, I don’t want a new credit card. No, I don’t want to enter a contest. No, I...

Make Jewish Art Out of Leftover Wine Corks

As a craft supply hoarder, I have an odd collection of materials in my art studio. One thing I have a lot of is wine...

Express Your Love With a Yiddish Sweethearts Banner

Every February in time for Valentine’s Day, stores stock up on Sweethearts candy conversation hearts, those chalky confections with sayings printed on them like...

Make a Pillow for Your Mensch

Mensches work so hard for everyone else, they hardly ever take the time to pamper themselves. That’s why it would be so nice to...

DIY Hot Air Balloon Planters

I spent this New Year’s in Paris, where I was inspired by everything — architecture, fashion, cuisine, flowers. Even a stop at the local...

Let’s Make Some Yarn Pom-Poms

Yarn pom-poms. Where have you been all my life? I had no idea they could add so much pizazz to my style game. These...

DIY Coconut Oil Lip Balm

When the temperatures drop in the winter, my skin gets dry and my lips feel like sandpaper. I used to buy a tub of...

Make a 2020 Time Capsule

While I was visiting my mom over the winter break, she had me go through old boxes of mine in the garage that had...

The Pantone Color of the Year Will Make You Blue (In a Good Way)

Another new year, another Pantone Color of the Year. Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has chosen one color to represent the zeitgeist of...

Create DIY Candy Dreidels for Hanukkah

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel. I made you out of Junior Mints and Hershey’s Kisses.  These candy dreidels are perfect for Hanukkah favors. They’re easy to...

Hanukkah Wreath Made with Wire Hangers

When Faye Dunaway famously yelled, “No wire hangers, ever!” in the Joan Crawford biopic “Mommie Dearest,” her character just did not know how useful...

Jazz Up Holiday Cards With Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

I love receiving gift cards, but I do feel a little guilty giving them because I’m afraid the recipient will presume I didn’t put any...

Turn Old Jewish Journal Covers Into Bows

A couple of weeks ago, I showed readers how to repurpose old Jewish Journal covers into gift bags. People had so much fun with...

Autumn Leaf Candleholders Make for the Perfect Thanksgiving Decor

If you’re in a pinch for Thanksgiving dinner décor, here’s an idea with minimum effort and maximum wow factor. These beautiful candleholders adorned with artificial...

Making Gift Bags Out of Old Jewish Journal Covers

What do you do with your Jewish Journals after you’re done reading them? (Besides clipping out all my columns and putting them in a...

Autumn DIY: Fall Picture Frame Wreath

Now that November is upon us, I’ve noticed that my neighbors have been putting up fall wreaths on their front doors. Here in Southern...

Lavender Bath Bombs — Because You Deserve It

“Calgon, take me away!” Remember those commercials from the ’70s in which a harried woman has had it with life and longs for a relaxing...

Make Your Own Giant Hamsa Foam Hand

If you’ve been to a sporting event, you know that holding up giant foam hands are a fun way to support your team. Funny...

Tootsie Roll Torahs for Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is a time for rejoicing, and one way to spread the joy is with these miniature Torahs made with Tootsie Rolls. They...

Decorate Your Sukkah With Leaf Printing

Every time Sukkot rolls around, I like to look for new ways to decorate the sukkah. This year, I’ve been experimenting with leaf printing...

Make Paper Shoes for Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, you see a lot of canvas and rubber sneakers, but here’s something different — easy to make paper shoes. While you...

Make DIY Pine Cone Apple Place Card Holders

When I’m walking my dogs in the neighborhood and I come upon a pine cone on the sidewalk, I can’t help picking it up....

Pomegranate Napkin Holders for Rosh Hashanah

I’m often asked if all the little details at a dinner party like place cards and napkin holders are really necessary. After all, people...

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Israel Cordons Off Heavily Infected Orthodox Suburb

Israeli security forces cordoned off the city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, and are enforcing a total lockdown there.

Israeli Missile-Production Line Starts Churning Out Much-Needed Ventilators

“We are operating in a challenging time, and in a global ‘war’ to acquire the necessary components and fulfill our mission,” said Udi Kantor, CEDO of Inovytec.

Israeli Cycling Team to Hold Virtual Indoor Cycling Ride for Mask Donations

On April 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET, an Israeli cycling team will host a virtual indoor ride as a way to donate N95 masks...

Rabbi Osher Yaakov Westheim, Renowned British Authority on Kosher Laws, Dies of Coronavirus

(JTA) — Rabbi Osher Yaakov Westheim was considered “a towering figure” in the United Kingdom city of Manchester and a world-respected authority on kosher...

ADL Report Details Iran’s Coronavirus Anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on April 3 chronicling the Iranian government’s various anti-Semitic conspiracy theories surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). ADL Associate Director,...
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