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The Messiah’s Blue-Colored Snail

The Messiah’s Blue-Colored Snail 870 472 Anonymous User

Jan. 17, 2014 by Diana Bacharach Nir A snail is pictured from the Ptil Tekhelet, a small factory at the entrance to the Kfar Adumim settlement in the Judean hills, Israel. Photo by tekhelet.com. After a thousand-year mystery, raging passions, countless research and one snail who will supposedly help the Jews finally fulfill the commandment…

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Millennia of Murex

Millennia of Murex 300 241 Anonymous User

Among the more unlikely “marriages” arranged by human ingenuity is the one between the Chinese domesticated silk moth, Bombyx mori, and the Mediterranean sea snails of the Muricidae, or murex, family. The sea snails produce a pigment that, when brought together with silk, led to the world’s longest-lasting fashion statement. Written by Philippa Scott G.…

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Techeiles Differences Between Ptil, Chabura, and Valles

Techeiles Differences Between Ptil, Chabura, and Valles 150 150 rhecht

Q: 1) Is Techeiles Chabura (chabureh?) Techeiles supposed to be lighter in shade than Ptil Tekhelet? I have a set which I bought last year and I noticed that the the color is much closer to sky blue, as opposed to my Tallis Gadol strings (Ptil Tekhelet) which are much closer to indigo colored. If…

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Of Snails & Things: “The Rarest Blue” Awarded Jewish Book Journal Award

Of Snails & Things: “The Rarest Blue” Awarded Jewish Book Journal Award 150 150 rhecht

The Rarest Blue is an example of a book that is worthy of attention both for its literary merit and for its Jewish interest…A story of science and religion, of craft and history. The Rarest Blue is spellbinding, each page a revelation. In lovely, engaging prose, the Stermans reveal the rediscovery of snail indigo—a detective…

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Jewish Journal Book award announced

Jewish Journal Book award announced 150 150 rhecht

https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/111794/Judy Taubes Sterman and Baruch StermanThe making of a memorable book requires the skills of an alchemist. Every author starts with the raw material of his or her own experience and expertise, but it can take a certain secret ingredient — passion, vision, inspiration — to transform the dross into gold. That is a fair…

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Rediscovered, Ancient Color Is Reclaiming Israeli Interest

Rediscovered, Ancient Color Is Reclaiming Israeli Interest 1024 682 rhecht

By Dina Kraft Feb. 27, 2011 RAMAT GAN, Israel — One of the mysteries that scholars have puzzled over for centuries is the exact shade of blue represented by “tekhelet,” which the Bible mentions as the color of ceremonial robes donned by high priests and ritual prayer tassels worn by the common Israelite. What was…

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