Fabulous Finds Friday — Crafting Jewish

Passover is not a big card-giving holiday, but there are lots of crafts that fit well into this celebration. A new book — “Crafting Jewish” by Rivky Koenig — offers some terrific craft ideas not only for Passover, but for all the Jewish holidays, from Rosh Hashonah (Jewish New Year) to Hanukkah.

(Doesn’t that matzoh look good enough to eat? It’s part of Koenig’s new scrap paper line.)

Passover, which celebrates freedom, has a strong family component because everyone at the Passover dinner takes part in the seder (the dinner and retelling of the story of the Jews’ escape from slavery.)

My favorite project from “Crafting Jewish” is a seder plate using sea glass as the design element. The seder plate is the centerpiece of the Passover dinner, holding the symbolic foods used during the meal. There’s also instructions for an etched plate for matzoh, the flat, cracker-like unleavened bread eaten during the holiday.

Koenig recently introduced a series of Jewish holiday-themed scrapbook papers and kits, which are great for albums or cards.

Here are two more from the Passover selection:

As an added bonus, Koenig tosses in some recipes for foods specific to each holiday.

To find out more about the book, go to www.craftingjewishstyle.com

Happy Passover to those who celebrate! May your matzoh balls be fluffy and your brisket tender!

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