About JessM

Jessica Miller is a former Jewcy Editorial Intern. She recently graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in religion and a minor in English.  She is currently trying to make it as a real person in New York City.

Must Have: Jewish Rosaries

By July 18, 2008

This will, admittedly, freak some of you out. Jewish Rosaries is a hot new line of “(jew)elry” by multi-tasking Brooklynite Carlen Altman. Carlen first got the idea for Jewish Rosaries after the traditional, Catholic rosary was popularized as a fashion … Read More

Must Have: Whimsical Bath and Travel Products from Funtastic Plastic

By July 11, 2008

Funtastic Plastic products are at once whimsical, fun, and functional. Whether you are looking for a way to enhance your bath, or a decorative travel item to set you apart from other jet setters, Funtastic Plastic mastermind, Ossnat Alon, has … Read More

Kabbalah Gate ’08: Brainwashing, Baseball, and Pop Stars

By July 10, 2008

It's safe to say that Americans know more about Madonna’s marriage than they ever hoped to. It has become all but impossible to log into one’s Google reader without being flooded with a barrage of he-said, she-said posts about what … Read More

7 New Memoirs and Tales of Self-Improvement (Perfect for a Poolside Read)

By July 9, 2008

July 4th has come and gone, and people are donning sun hats and SPF 30. But what to do once you arrive poolside? Without a good summer read, a sunning session can be awfully boring. Luckily, a number of light … Read More

Must Have: Vases from Vazu

By July 3, 2008

The Vazu vases from Israeli design group TH+E are unlike any you have ever seen before. Although they appear to be made of glass or crystal, the vases are actually made from a unique form of plastic and be folded … Read More

Must Have: Plush Dolls from Plushood

By June 27, 2008

Meet the neighbors of Plushood, a series of Israeli plush dolls created by industrial designer Shlomi Schillinger and illustrator/designer Tamar "TAM" Moshkovitz. Joske, Vigo, Miss Moss, Jose, Pinto, and Dolores may not always get along, but they're always a ton … Read More

From God’s Mouth to Your Stomach: 6 Biblical Cookbooks

By June 26, 2008

Our recent chat with Garry Torres of Food for life has gotten us thinking about biblical food. Is there a biblical food movement? Can we recreate the foods of the ancients in our own homes? Should we? We did a … Read More

Discussing the Divine Recipe for Ezekiel 4:9 with Food For Life Breadhead Gary Torres

By June 25, 2008

I was tickled when I discovered Ezekiel 4:9 in my local grocery store. Finally, two of my favorite things—contemporary religion and whole grain cereal—were combined within one scripture-clad box. With a recipe inspired by the corresponding biblical passage, Ezekiel 4:9 … Read More