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Anika Smulovitz

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Contemporary Judaica – Anika Smulovitz, Anika Smulovitz Aug 2010

Contemporary Judaica – Anika Smulovitz, Anika Smulovitz

Anika Smulovitz

Jewish ritual objects hold the essence of Jewish life and culture. Creating contemporary Judaica allows me to examine contemporary issues through the Jewish tradition. It is not a religious interest that draws me towards making Judaica, but a cultural interest and an interest as a silversmith in creating work that has a ritual function. Through making Judaica I bring together my interest in academic research of religion and my interest in creating functional ritual objects. I am drawn to functional objects because of their interactive qualities. The people who use these objects, understand them both visually and tactilely, and relate ...