Rested and Resouled

Ready challah cover

READY challah cover by Reeva Shaffer.

I have been thinking a lot about entering into a season of rest. A season to detox my mind.

In the last year, I’ve been to Paris, had three art exhibits, had art trips, taught art classes, visited and painted 15 lighthouses.

More activities equate to more “resouling.” I saw this word in Miami Beach at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU exhibit on the “Shabbat” or Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of rest.

Various artists lent their interpretations of the exhibit title: “The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat.”

My favorite piece was AM I READY by Reeva Shaffer. It was a Triptych silk embroidery. “AM” the first embroidery searches for harmony. “I” the second embroidery looks for a peaceful mindset for Shabbat. It leaves the chaos of life, stress and work. The third embroidery “READY” represents the “peace and rest of Shabbat.” Bits of chaos are always present just under the surface.

The embroideries are challah covers. The challah covers are used to cover bread for the Sabbath.

For more information on the exhibit visit


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