Maltz Museum Blog

New Addition: Matriarch Tallit

Matriarch Tallit

The latest addition to Museum Store collection of handmade tallitot is the Matriarch Tallit by Yair Emanuel. The tallit bears the names of Jewish Foremothers Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and Leah embroidered one on each corner. This tallit is worn by many

Meet Museum Store Manager Larry Solomon

Museum Store Manager Larry Solomon

Larry Solomon has been part of the local Jewish art scene since 1997 when he opened Merkaz Judaica, Cleveland’s first store devoted to progressive Jewish values and handcrafted Judaic arts. After seven years in education, Larry returns to his roots

Shalom Y’all (Part Three)

Sit-Ins at segregated lunch counters

After our sojourn in Mississippi, our Tent: the South group traveled to Memphis for the final day of our program.  We spent the morning at the National Civil Rights Museum.  The museum is housed in the Lorraine Motel, where Dr.

Shalom, Y’all (Part Two)

Shalom, Y'all (Part Two)

Fifty years ago in Mississippi, civil rights activists from both the North and South came together for Freedom Summer, an effort to register and empower black voters.  As our group from Tent: the South traveled from Louisiana to the heart

Shalom, Y’all (Part One)

Shalom, Y'All

As part of the Maltz Museum’s ongoing efforts to tap into great potential of young professionals, I have set off on an epic adventure to immerse myself among them—19 of them to be exact, hailing from all over the country.

Picturing a Land of Plenty

Machzor Sharey Ratzon

Pictured here is the title page of a Rosh Hashanah (New Year) prayer book titled Machzor Sharey Ratzon (“Gates of Grace”), published in Jerusalem in 1930. Displayed in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery of the Museum, this single graphic page speaks

It’s High Time We Prepare for the High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah in the Museum Store

The Museum Store has a variety of beautiful handcrafted items to make the High Holidays extra sweet this year. We carry many glass pieces from an Israel-based design firm Lily Art that produces unique handmade items including a variety of

Knowledge on the Rise: Putting Challah in Context

Putting Challah in Context

I was first introduced to challah as a little girl by my mother explaining to me that it was like Sally Lunn bread or brioche, which, I was happy to discover, it deliciously was.  It wasn’t until much later that

Q + A with ‘The Family’ author David Laskin

The Family

Author David Laskin shares the moving real-life saga of one Jewish family (his own) spread over three continents and two world wars in The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century. The course of history brings incredible joy and heartbreaking

10 Stunning Stops on a Faith Tour of Cleveland

10 Stunning Stops of a Faith Tour of Cleveland

It is no secret that Cleveland is a cultural hub. The Czech, German, Slovenian, Chinese, Polish, Irish, Italian and other immigrants that populated this lakeside city helped to shape its neighborhoods, cuisine and religious traditions and institutions. Here, in no