The following list was compiled as part of the program for the Threads of Tradition exhibit by the Peach State Stitchers of Atlanta. It defines terms which might be unclear to some visitors to this web site.
The Hebrew alphabet. (see image)
Object to ward off the evil eye.
Tallit neckband indicating the upper side of the tallit.
Jewish wedding canopy.
Special Sabbath and holiday bread cover.
Spinning Hanukkah top, inscribed with Hebrew letters. (see image)
Hand shaped amulet, symbolizing G-d's protective hand.
Festival of lights.
Prayer over wine.
Kippah or Yarmulke
Hebrew, meaning From Generation to Generation.
Seven-branched candlestick, not the nine-branched Chanukia.
Small case containing a partment scroll with Deuteronomy 6:4-9 & 11:13-21; affixed to Jewish home's doorpost.
Sister of Moses and Aaron.
Six-pointed star made of two interlocking triangles.
Plaque containing Hebrew word meaning "East."
Festival celebrating the Exodus from Egypt.
Jews originally from Spain & Portugal as well as their decendants.
Biblical law prohibiting mixing wool and linen.
Prayer Shawl. Plural of tallit is tallisim or tallitot.
Bag to hold tallit when not being worn.
Cloth, metal, or wood covering for the Torah.
Ritual fringes on a tallit.
• Frankel, Ellen & Platkin Teutsch, Betsy (1995) The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols. North Vale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
• Lone Star Stitchers', Texas Chapter Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework, February 2002 Newsletter.
• Springer, Selma and Friends (1986) Designs of Judaica: A Needleart Handbook. Santa Monica, CA: Simcha.
• Tupa, Mae Rockland (1994) The New Work of Our Hands (2nd ed.). Radnor, PA: Chilton.
• Ungerleider-Mayerson, Joy (1986) Jewish Folk Art. New York: Summit Books.