The holidays are fast upon us. Diwali, the five-day festival of light celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs, was just held November 5-9. Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 1, with Christmas of course to follow.
To celebrate and showcase a beautiful gift for Hanukkah, as well as for Christmas, we’re giving away one copy of the book 500 Judaica to each of three lucky winners. For a chance to win, click on the Comments bubble in the upper right of this post and leave a comment yourself by Tuesday, November 16. In your comment, please simply share what the holidays mean to you and your family. Winners will be selected at random and announced on Friday, November 19. Click here for the official rules.
Library Journal calls the book, which showcases 500 photographs of gorgeous ritual art pieces by leading designers, “a handsomely produced volume … (with) beautifully photographed examples. The art speaks for itself. A welcome addition.” The Jewish Daily Forward says 500 Judaica is “a beautiful book.”
On her blog, Jean Yates raves, “This exquisitely photographed, supremely enthralling book, 500 Judaica, offers many reasons to draw the reader to it. It is incredibly worthwhile to purchase as a gift, to mark an occasion, or for the collector of wonderful art books. As a chronicle of faith, shown through contemporary Judaic art form, it manages to be specific to the religion it is addressing, and as well also to the profound passion which all religion engenders in humanity. The photos are incredibly varied and each one is completely worthy to be showcased in this amazing book.
“Please consider this extraordinary book for your own collection. It would make a fine gift for a thinking art lover and collector, whether Jewish or not. I know. I am Catholic. I am honored to have this remarkable volume in my library.”
Please leave a comment, and good luck!