knitting

A Purl Of An Idea

08/29/2012
Staff Writer

Have you ever wanted to attend a party in December wearing a sweater that bears large dreidels or Jewish star or the design of a chasidic snowman?

If so, you have only a few days left to make it happen.

Gut yom tov, Santa.

Stitching Up Their Wounds

N.Y.-Israel knitting group ‘calms’ embattled Sderot girls, creates new connections.

07/31/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Over a recent Skype video-call, two groups of preteen girls danced to “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber, made funny faces at the camera, and compared knitting projects, one holding up a scarf, the other a headband.

The only difference: one group was on the eighth floor of the JCC in Manhattan, in an air-conditioned room with a sweeping view of the city skyline, the other in a windowless, rocket-proof Community Center in Sderot, a mile or so from the Gaza border in southern Israel.

Knitting group is bond between teenage girls in Manhattan, Sderot, seen above. Niv Shimshon
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