Apr 15 2013
Tomorrow is Yom Ha’atzmaut, aka Israel Independence Day. It celebrates the anniversary of the creation of Israel on May 14, 1948 (or, according to the Jewish calendar, the 5th of Iyyar in 5708).
In Israel, it’s celebrated with fireworks, barbecues, and public concerts. In America, it’s celebrated with a manicure (or at least it can be…)
Yael Buechler, the fabulous rabbi behind Midrash Manicures, in which she creates nail art for each weekly Torah portion and holidays, has offered up this great tutorial for how to do your own Israeli flag nail art in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. It’s pretty simple and will look super cute on adult and kiddie nails alike. Here’s how it’s done. You can use a toothpick to do the finer details.
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Aug 30 2012
The High Holidays season has definitely turned into the season of giving for us at Kveller, and we’re pleased to announce we have yet another fabulous giveaway just in time for Rosh Hashanah. And this one is all about the nails.
Rabbi Yael Buechler is the genius behind Midrash Manicures, in which she features her awesome manicures themed around each week’s Torah portion as well as Jewish holidays. That’s right–Jewish tradition + nail art = awesome. Read the rest of this entry →
Dec 23 2011
In case you didn’t see these great photos of our friend Amy Keyishian and her Hanukkah manicures yesterday, you can catch up with today’s fourth night photo.
One thumbnail is the shamash, the other is a Jewish star.
Now that’s getting into the Hanukkah spirit!
And here’s yesterday’s post, where you can catch up on nights 1-3.
Dec 22 2011
Our girl Amy Keyishian is taking the menorah to a whole new level. We respect any woman who puts her nails where her religion is. (Note that one thumb is the shamash, the other one has a Magen David.)
On the first night of Hanukkah:
Tonight…Night 3. Happy Hanukkah!
Go here for a refresher on what the holiday is all about and tips on how to celebrate it.
Sep 27 2011
From left to right: honey, apple, shofar, and a pomegranate.
You probably can’t find this offered at your local salon amongst the spa pedicure options, but one New York rabbi is setting a trend in nail couture. Every week Rabbi Yael Buechler paints her nails to be themed to that week’s Torah portion, and on holidays–well, she takes it to another level. You haven’t seen manicures until you’ve seen what she does with the 10 plagues at Passover!
I like her Rosh Hashanah manicure. But the real question is–how do you represent Yom Kippur on your nails?
Looking for other ways to celebrate Rosh Hashanah? Check out these activities to do with your kids, read our favorite books, and find out why you might not want to put away that kiddie pool just yet.