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Jewish Holiday Origami book cover

Jewish Holiday Origami

by Joel Stern

Published:
2006 by Dover Publications
Pages:
64
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486450766
ISBN-10:
0486450767

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level Simple to low intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? B&W photos for all models
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Some are from 2 squares

Overall Impression

This is a nice little book, filled with folds for all major Jewish holidays.

A nice feature here is that there are 2 indexes: one sorted by difficulty, and one by holidays. Each models comes with a B&W photo of the finished work, and text about the subject and how it relates to the holiday.

While simple to fold, the models are very clever, like the 4 sons, which using only a few folds, capture the essence of each character, or the Torah scroll, with it's opening-closing and built-in lock mechanism.

This book will be enjoyed by those interested in the Jewish / Old Testament theme, and by teachers, who will find it as a great tool to illustrate those themes.

There are 24 Origami Designs in Jewish Holiday Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Shofar

Religion and Holidays - Jewish Religion

Joel Stern6SquareOrigami Shofar by Joel Stern Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Book

Objects - Books

Joel Stern7SquareOrigami Book by Joel Stern Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Candles

Objects - Candles and Light

Joel Stern8SquareOrigami Candles by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Tablets of 10 commandments

Religion and Holidays

Joel Stern9SquareOrigami Tablets of 10 commandments by Joel Stern folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Ushpiz

People

Joel Stern11SquareOrigami Ushpiz by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Pyramid

Geometric and other shapes

Joel Stern13SquareOrigami Pyramid by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Dreidel

Toys - Action Models

Joel Stern15Square
2 units
Origami Dreidel by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Hamentash

Food

Joel Stern17Square
2 units
Origami Hamentash by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Kiddush cup (2D)

Food

Joel Stern19Square
2 units
Origami Kiddush cup (2D) by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Miriam with timbrel

People - Ethnicities

Joel Stern22SquareOrigami Miriam with timbrel by Joel Stern Folded from a square of Kraft origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Menorah with candles

Religion and Holidays - Jewish Religion

Joel Stern26Square
2 units
Frog

Toys - Action Models

Joel Stern31Square

A variation on the classic jumping frog
Origami Frog by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Shank bone

People - Anatomic parts - Skulls and Skeletons

Joel Stern34SquareOrigami Shank bone by Joel Stern on giladorigami.com
Folded by Joel Stern
Chad Gadya - Kid head

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

Joel Stern37Square
Coins (Two Zuzim)

Objects

Joel Stern39Square

2 connected coins
Red-sea parting

Toys - Action Models

Joel Stern41Square

A clever action fold
Wise son

People

Joel Stern44SquareOrigami Wise son by Joel Stern folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wicked son

People

Joel Stern49SquareOrigami Wicked son by Joel Stern Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Simple son

People

Joel Stern52SquareOrigami Simple son by Joel Stern Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Son who does not know how to ask

People

Joel Stern53SquareOrigami Son who does not know how to ask by Joel Stern folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Display stand

Objects - Useful

Joel Stern54Square
Sabbath table

Objects - Furniture

Joel Stern57Square
Torah scroll

Religion and Holidays - Jewish Religion

Joel Stern59Square
2 units

Clever, can be "scrolled"
Origami Torah scroll by Joel Stern Folded from 2 squares of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Megillah (Scroll of Esther)

Religion and Holidays - Jewish Religion

Joel Stern62Square

Can be folded inside and opened
Origami Megillah (Scroll of Esther) by Joel Stern Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com