AGRUSTIC SOMNACUNI || ROMANY || CRADLE || LET US PRAISE THE ROM || CHUPPA || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' ||  'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || AUREO ANELLO || KarenGraffeo/ Daniel-Claudiu Dumitrescu/ Julia Bolton Holloway 2012
 
 

THE CHUPPA

KAREN GRAFFEO
 

y friend Karen has had us all make a chuppa. She arrived from America with yards of white silk which we cut out on the workroom table, made in 1860 from the cypress trees in this 'English' Cemetery. I printed out in Kelt font the names of the bride and groom's ancestors and we penciled these through the cloth. Then gave the pieces to the Rom in Florence to embroider with gold thread, paying them for their work. These Rom are Muslim from Kosovo. So my friend asked the bride if this was all right. Her reply, 'I guess this is world peace'! Then three ancestral wedding dresses were added to the whole, knitting earth and sky, death and life, woman and man, Jew, Christian, Muslim, past and future, together as one 'Peace'. Shalom.
 


 
 


See also
http://www.umilta.net/sabbath.html

Kenneth Rexroth on 'The Hasidism of Martin Buber': http://www.bopsecrets.org/rexroth/buber.htm

Sacred: Discover What We Share on http://monatessa.blogspot.com

Julian and Judaism http://www.umilta.net/judaism.html

Pope Benedict's Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, on the Vatican Website:
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20051225_deus-caritas-est_en.html


We are affiliated with Linda and Michael Falter who make
exquisite Hebrew manuscript facsimiles.
One of them is the
Kennicott Bible with the Rabbi David Kimhi commentary.
Adam Easton owned a Kimhi manuscript.

 Manuscript
              Leaves from Facsimile Editions


 

AGRUSTIC SOMNACUNI || ROMANY || CRADLE || LET US PRAISE THE ROM || CHUPPA || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' ||  'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || AUREO ANELLO || KarenGraffeo/ Daniel-Claudiu Dumitrescu/ Julia Bolton Holloway 2012