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The Breath of Life (PL/UA)

30.06.2023 - 10:00 / Festival Tent, ul. Józefa 36

“Mizrah” means “east” in Hebrew. It is also the name of a plaque hung on the eastern wall of a synagogue or house to mark the eastern direction and symbolically turn towards Jerusalem. That is why the Hebrew sentence from the title with the word ruah was often calligraphed or cut out, with ruah meaning wind, breath, spirit, breath … Mizrah were most often cut and painted on parchment and paper, they were also made of wood, glass and metal. We offer a presentation of examples of old mizrah, and subsequently we will make our own mizrah, creatively combining symbols and verses typical of this art.

On the first day, we will use the technique of collage from scraps of paper, photographs, reproductions, calligraphy, etc.; on the second day – the cut-out technique, which flourished especially among the Jews of Eastern Europe in the 19th century.


Free admission cards available at; limited number of participants (25 persons)