Malcah Zeldis has a special affinity with the timeless, family-oriented traditions of Judaism. The daughter of Russian immigrants, Zeldis draws on her childhood memories, her experiences living in various Orthodox neighborhoods, and the years she spent in Israel to create brilliant paintings that capture the living spirit of Jewish tradition. The 13 images in this 16-month calendar joyfully illustrate Jewish observances, festivals, and holidays, and the warm domestic environment in which they take place.All of Pomegranate's calendars are printed with soy-based inks on environmentally sourced paper.
The ceremonies, festivals, and traditions that give shape and meaning to Jewish life find loving expression in the vibrant folk-art paintings of Malcah Zeldis. The daughter of Russian immigrants, Zeldis draws on childhood memories and her experiences in Orthodox neighborhoods and in Israel to illustrate the union of the spiritual and domestic that characterizes Judaism. Her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum, among others.Each of the first twelve months of this sixteen-month calendar features a colorful reproduction, accompanied by notes on the traditions portrayed. The last four months are grouped on one page, also accompanied by a painting and commentary. The calendar includes Jewish holidays, days of the Jewish year, weekly Torah readings, and a list of candle-lighting times for selected cities.
September 2021–December 2022 / Elul 5781–Kislev 5783
Twelve monthly grids and thirteen full-color plates
The last four months of 2020 are grouped on one page
Size: 12 x 13 in.
Opens to 12 x 26 in.