For Spring: Stunning Floral Inspired Judaica by Artist Paula Newman Pollachek

Flower Mezuzahs by Paula Newman Pollachek.
Sterling silver and gold leaf on wood.


By Danielle Frum

Paula Newman Pollachek's inspired, naturalistic Judaica pieces appear in the permanent collections of the Judisches Museum Berlin, and the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley, California. She's been featured in exhibitions around the world, from the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco to the Spertus Museum in Chicago.  

I first came across her work at the Jewish Museum in New York, and was immediately entranced by the beauty and originality of her pieces, especially her mezuzahs and spice containers for Havdallah:

"Poppy" Havdallah spice holders in sterling silver with interior brass fittings. The acrylic stand and stainless steel display rods are included.

Rejecting the traditional "tower" style of spice boxes completely, Paula created a delightful garden of spice holders, from which each person can "pluck" a flower and smell the spices contained inside the delicate poppy heads.  

The flowers that appear on her simple wood mezuzahs are no less delicate and alive with beauty.

Fig Tree & Vine is pleased to offer all three products, any one of which would make a stunning bar/bat mitzvah or wedding gift. I want the Havdallah poppies, however, for myself ...

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