Pinsteps. Yemeni Jewelry Gallery, Jaffa

Yemenite Jewry is one of the ancient and distinctive communities of the great Jewish world. Here, in one of the houses of old Jaffa, there is a design workshop and an exhibition center - the Ben Zion family store - an 8th-century jeweler, a follower of the traditions of Yemeni wedding jewelry. David ben Zion - Benzi, at the age of ten, began to help his father in the workshop, prepare and remelt silver threads. According to an ancient tradition in Yemen, the person who ordered the silver jewelry gave 5 pieces of gold to the jeweler. Three went to buy stones and melted to frame, and the other two coins were a reward to the jeweler. Bentsion prepares silver threads by hand, weaving them to achieve a special and unique weaving that characterizes the Yemeni wedding tradition, because the most special was the decoration of the bride. These traditions combine casting and handwork. Bentsion creates Jewish objects, decorates the Torah scrolls and produces modern jewelry. His work is inspired by the traditional Yemeni design of wedding jewelry. Ben Zion did not always design jewelry. After his military service, he studied electrical engineering in the United States for five years. Returning to Israel, he was supposed to start working as an electrical engineer in a large state-owned firm. Awaiting seven-month security clearance for the company, he began to create his Jewish projects and sold them to collectors in the United States. By the time confirmation came from the security clothe, he was already immersed in his art. Translated with Google Translate


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Jaffa - from the promenade to the promenade

This unhurried walk from the embankment through the old city to another part of the embankment will allow you to fully understand and feel the old part of the city of Jaffa. Walking along the promenade from the famous ledge resembling the bow of a ship to the customs building, we learn the history of an important port city, and, having understood from the port along the stairs to its narrow streets, we plunge into the kingdom of the east. But not for long will we be accompanied by a sense of fairy tales of a thousand and one nights. The modern history of Jaffa will slightly open the veil on his creative and pictorial side. These are galleries, monuments, sculptures, a constant floating orange and zodiac signs with a wish bridge. We conclude our walk by going down along the house of Simon Tanner to the English part of the port to its restaurants, shops and the famous scales, which served the English customs faithfully in a difficult fight against smugglers. By the way, from the roof of the house of the tanner Simon almost two thousand years ago, Christianity began its journey to Rome. Translated with Google Translate

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