Judaism Is In Your Hands by Larry Bush
This extraordinary poster, in black and sepia, is designed by Larry Bush. Hand gestures are used to represent the following concepts: Hachnasat Orchim (hospitality); T’filah (prayer); Kashrut (keeping kosher); Tzedakah (economic justice); Menorah; Shalom (peace); Limmud (study); Shalom Bayit (household harmony); K’lal Yisraeil (Jewish unity).
The quotation that runs up and down the poster (“Surely, this Instruction which I enjoin upon you this day is not too baffling for you, nor is it beyond reach . . .”) is from Deuteronomy 30:11-14. Larry Bush is the retired editor of Jewish Currents magazine.
11×17″, black and sepia $9.95; 3 or more $7.95
Ushpizot by Ellen Alt
This is the original “Welcoming Women to the Sukkah” poster, published 1n 2005. Seven women (Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Avigail, Huldah, Esther) are shown, each with an artistic rendering that represents her life.
32.25×23.75″ rectangle, full color, laminated
$24.95; 3 or more $19.95
This poster was a project of Ma’yan, the women’s project of the Manhattan JCC. But the grant ran out, and the rights are now owned by the original artist, Ellen Alt. Which means that Ellen gets half of the proceeds from every sale. Comes with cribsheet, by the artist.
Set of two posters, Ushpizot and Ushpizin, by Dena Bach
When the Ma’yan poster went out of print, we started looking for a replacement. And we were very lucky to find an artist who had already done that — Dena Bach. And Dena, like Ellen, and like all or our artists, has the same deal: they get a nice royalty on each sale.
each 22# square, full color, laminated
Single poster $24.95; 3 or more $19.95 each
Single set $39.95; 3 or more sets $34.95 each
Aleph Bet for the Jewish Home (or Sukkah) by Baruch Sienna
16×20″, full color, laminated
single copy $24.95 3 or more $19.95
A beautiful Aleph Bet, accompanied by an acrostic of midot, Jewish virtues, based on the Hebrew Aleph Bet. Designed by Baruch Sienna, a Toronto graphic artist known for Jewish liturgical work. Baruch is an amazing artist, and is also married to Rabbi Elyse Goldstein.
אהבה, ברכה, גמילות חסדים, דרך ארץ, הכנסת אורחים, לעולם ועד, זמירות, חסד, טוב, ירושלים, כבוד, לב, משפחה, נרות, ספרים, ענג, פרחים, צדקח, קדושה, רפועא, שלום בית, תורה
love, blessing, kindness, respect, welcoming, for always, music, compassion, goodness, Jerusalem, dignity, heart, family, candles, learning, joy, flowers, tzedakah, holiness, health, peace, torah
To see more of his work and ideas, you have to work a little, as he doesn’t maintain a website. But google his name and you’ll find much of interest.
Aleph Bet Rebus by Susannah Yaari
18×24″, full color, laminated
single copy $12.95 3 or more $9.95
The funkiest Aleph-Bet poster you’ve ever seen! Each letter is formed by a picture; the clue is the initial sound of the English word, matched to the Hebrew letter’s sound. Gimel is Girl, Tet is Telephone, SHin is SHip, Kof is Cough, and TZadi — well, that’s a hard one, which was solved with piZZa.
The poster was done by Susanna Spektor Yaari of San Diego, now of Indianapolis, and is a delightful idea for a child’s bedroom poster, or a Hebrew School classroom wall decoration.
36 Reasons to be Radically Jewish by Lawrence Bush
19″ square, full color, laminated
single copy $12.95 3 or more $9.95
From history, to legend, to culture, to resistance, to wisdom, to holidays, this poster highlights the Judaism that has inspired generations of radicals and activists. Larry Bush is the retired editor of Jewish Currents magazine.
Because if I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? • Because Anne Frank still believed in human goodness after two years in hiding. • Because the Sabbath is there to remind us what it is to be human. • Because Because Allen Ginsberg howled. • Because the “first Jew,” Abraham, was an idol smasher. • Because Abbie Hoffman dropped dollars on the New York Stock Exchange floor in 1967 to expose the system for what it is. • And dozens more!
Next Year in Jerusalem by Rich Codor
18×22″ full color, laminated
single copy $8.95
Jerusalem through the eyes of Brooklyn artist Rich Codor. Think fun! Think zany! Think Mad Magazine: look in any corner and you’ll discover something new! Maybe . . . kind of like the real Jerusalem. A picture of a place that you’d like to find yourself in next year.
Rich Codor is the author of Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah, and the first cartoonist to envision the Marx Brothers as the four children of the Passover seder.
“Yellow Pages” by the Masorti Movement in Israel
18×23.5″, full color, laminated
single copy $12.95 2 or more $9.95. Bulk rates available — call 216-321-6734
MASORTI AGITPROP! — If you were in Israel a few years back, you probably saw this poster (in Hebrew) on buses, bus shelters, and walls. Kinda hits you over the head: scholars of Jewish law should be connected with the real world.
The Masorti Movement has now made it available in English. It’s a great conversation-starter in a classroom, in a sukkah, or anywhere else. 50% of profits will go to support the Masorti Movement in Israel.