Jewish ideas please

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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Many years ago I worked in a local Jewish school. I worked with some wonderful people. Recently I bumped into one of them, she is Jewish. We don't see each other socially but I would like to make a gift for her. As we do see each other each month. I'm thinking of doing a stitchery with either a quote or picture based round the Old Testament

Does anyone have any suggestions for a quote I could use. Numerous or serious is fine.
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  • DomRavioliDomRavioli
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    This is a pretty big no-no. Are they Orthodox, modern orthodox or reform?

    Jewish mothers reserve wall space for their sons and grandsons. It's also pretty bad form for a Goylem to reproduce a part of their holy scripture.

    I'd completely rethink the "stitchery" idea - I've never ever seen one in a relative's house (and I have a fair few of them), it just isn't the done thing.
  • sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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    Thank you so much I really needed some good advice as I would hate to offend her. Once again thanks
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    A shmoigel of green fruit.

    If you don't understand the reference, it's from 'Friday Night Dinner', and is a joke specifically about non-Jewish people trying to give 'Jewish' gifts.
  • sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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    LOL I understand the food no no but didn't realise about other gifts.
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  • bestfootiebestfootie Forumite
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    Just get her a shmoigel. She'll love it.
  • I’ve a friend who similarly gets offended if any non-white colleague offers to buy them a drink.

    It’s sad that people are so discriminatory.
  • coffeehoundcoffeehound Forumite
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    I’ve a friend who similarly gets offended if any non-white colleague offers to buy them a drink.

    It’s sad that people are so discriminatory.

    What scenario is that - in a bar or a cafe? This thread is very confusing :think:
  • GlasweJenGlasweJen Forumite
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    Keep religion out of it and just buy her something she'll like.

    I'm mixed (mum was Jewish until I was a teen then converted to dads Christian religion) and it's fine to just get a gift.

    If cross stitch is your thing just do her something non-religious, my non-Jewish mother in law has cross stitches up all over my house and my Jewish family all think they're lovey. She made my sister (who still practices) a nice baby cross stitch when she had my niece and it has pride of the place in the nursery.
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