Berit Engen WEFT and D'RASH – A Thousand Jewish Tapestries

Inside "Mobile Section," a woven installation by Rowland Ricketts,
Seattle Asian Art Musem (SAAM), 2016. (Photo: Maria J. Jimenez)

When My Titles Are Obscure:
Finding Texts and Topics You Might Be Looking For

In spite of my general love of teaching and  a special passion for sharing Judaism (a driving force in executing this project), WEFT and D'RASH – A Thousand Jewish Tapestries is foremost an art project. Even if my list, "36 Series," is inspired by the table of contents in the book Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (1991), its titles are often more creative than didactic – which can be confusing when looking for something specific. Also, a few titles require some knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew by the reader to make sense. Thus I have attached a reference guide which shows what the series titles refer to and/or translate into. (Examples: My Book of Ruth tapestries are placed in the series The Five M'gillot (I-VI),  and my tapestries on the Holocaust are in the series with its Hebrew name, The Shoah (I-III).)

(Note that my list of the 36 series in the reference guide (PDF) correspond with my wesbite menubar on the "MY TAPESTRIES: 36 SERIES" page.) 

If you are looking for something specific (i.e. topic, text, book, person,) the guide might not be adequate. Just send me an email at; I will be happy to assist you. 

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