Judaica | Boca Raton, FL
Judaica | Boca Raton, FL
Devon's Diamonds & Decor in Boca Raton, offers more than just jewelry. We carry a large selection of unique giftware and Judaica as well. Judaica is the term used for things pertaining to Jewish life and customs and we strive to carry only exclusive lines. Our Judaica items come from Israel, American Jewish artists and famous designers. The two main designers of Judaica that are displayed in our showroom are Gary Rosenthal and Michael Aram.
Some of the many beautiful Judaica items we carry are:
A mezuzah comprises a piece of parchment called a klaf and is held in a decorative case and inscribed with specific Hebrew verses from the Torah. A mezuzah is affixed to the doorpost of Jewish homes to fulfill the mitzvah to "write the words of God on the gates and doorposts of your house".
The menorah a nine-branched candleabrum that is lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah. Each night of Hanukkah, a new branch of the menorah is lit. The ninth holder on the menorah, called the shamash ("helper"), is for a candle used to light all other candles. To be kosher, the shamash must be offset on a higher or lower spot than the main eight candles or oil lamps on the menorah.
A Seder plate is a special plate that contains symbolic foods eaten or displayed at the Passover Seder. Each of the six items that are arranged on the plate has a significance to the retelling of the story of Passover—the exodus from Egypt —which is the focus of this ritual meal. The six traditional items on the Seder Plate are:
1. Zeroa (shankbone)
2. Beitza (roasted hard-boiled egg)
3. Maror / Chazeret (horseradish)
4. Maror / Chazeret (onion)
6. Karpas (parsley)
Many decorative Seder plates sold in Judaica stores have pre-formed spaces for placing these symbolic foods.
Shabbat candle holders
Apple & Honey dishes
Gifts for a Jewish wedding
Some of the most sought after and admired Judaica items in our showroom are the gifts for a Jewish wedding. Each piece from this collection by Gary Rosenthal has a tube to hold the broken glass from the wedding ceremony. It is a perfect way for the couple to preserve and display the memories for years to come.
Two of the biggest names in contemporary Jewish art...
Gary Rosenthal has been sculpting in welded metals since the early 1970’s. Together with a team of talented craftspeople he creates one of the most popular and unique lines of Judaica art in the country. Combining copper, brass, and steel with brilliant fused glass, the Gary Rosenthal Collection has a contemporary style rooted in tradition. His inspiration comes from the rich history of the Jewish people which tells us it’s a blessing – a mitzvah – to make beautiful, functional, art.
Work from the collection has been presented to Presidents from Carter, to Clinton, to Obama and celebrities as varied as Bette Midler, John Travolta and Ben Stein. It has been seen worldwide in many fine galleries, private collections, and museum shops including Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Corning Museum of Glass, American Craft Museum, B’nai B’rith Museum, The Jewish Museum, Skirball Museum of Culture, and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
Michael Aram is an award-winning American artist who has dedicated his career to craft-based design. Inspired by a trip to India at age 25, he established a second home and studio there, where he continues to draw creative inspiration today. Trained as a painter, sculptor, and art historian, Michael has neatly applied his diverse background to the decorative arts. Lyrical and often witty, his work encompasses a wide range of media and reveals a rich and variant source of inspiration – nature, mythology, narrative storytelling, and purified form. Michael’s work is also a celebration of craft and age-old hand working traditions. It is the enduring fusion of these ideals – originality, narrative, and craftsmanship – that has become the hallmark of this gifted artist.
Michael Aram Judaica comes from Michael's fascination with objects of ritual. Regardless of the faith with which they are connected, they are imbued with a profound energy and meaning that holds a very special place for him. Whether it is a unique object or derived from a motif with a broad collection, each piece is created with a particular sense of reverence and care in both the function and the design.
Judaica Gifts at Devon's Diamonds & Decor