Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jewish Crafts & Hiddur Mitzvah

Hiddur Mitzvah: (lit. “enhancement of the mitzvah” or
"beautification of the mitzvah); enhancement or meticulous observance of a mitzvah (divine commandment) beyond the formal demands of the law.

For observant Jews, the Hebrew word mitzvah literally means commandment, but in the Jewish tradition, it has also come to mean blessing or good deed. Hiddur means to make beautiful. The concept, then, of hiddur mitzvah can be interpreted as beautifying those objects that are used in rituals.

More about Hiddur Mitzvah: Mitzvah.html - Holidays: Holiday Art

The Value of Hiddur Mitzvah Bnai Keshet

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