Welcome to my gift shop. I have long wanted to add a line of gift quality handmade Judaica to my Safrus profession. For me, keeping my tefillin in a Holycow Tefillin bag enhances my experience of the mitzvah. It is derech eretz, the way of the world, that beautiful things are kept in beautiful containers. My tefillin are the most precious item that I own. They deserve to be kept beautiful tefillin bag. I feel the same way about megillah cases, menorahs, kiddush cups, etc. The items that I am selling have been designed to last a lifetime, and that they are highly customizable (for example, in addition to having your son’s name embroidered on the outside of his tefillin bag, a personal message could be embroidered on the inside . This is exactly why I feel they make such excellent gifts: Each time the recipient performs the mitzvah, the unique beauty of their gift, and the knowledge that this is one of a kind will remind that special person of the giver. None of these fine items are mass produced, rather they are handmade creations, suitable to be our most precious possessions in our journey through Jewish life. They are timeless in that they can be appreciated by a young Bar Mitzvah, and they will be no less appropriate as he goes through the various stages in life. They are made by Jewish people who are our neighbors in Monsey and beyond. Take a look at the items you see on this page, and if you have a moment, go to my Holycow Tefillin Bags page. You might also take a look at the Hand Crafted Mezuzah Cases. If you are a craftsman creating high quality items of the Jewish tradition and would like to discuss marketing your work, please feel free to contact me.
Please call 845-290-2546 or email me at rmmichaels1@gmail for more information or to place an order. Please enjoy my offerings.
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Professionally framed, beautiful writing. Suitable for shul, office, etc. $475 plus shipping.
This challa cover was made in Yerushalayim. Each one Tamar makes is completely unique. This beautiful piece is the only one of its kind. $250 plus shipping. The other side of the cover appears in the picture underneath this one. The fabrics are rich and the colors are spectacular.
This is the other side of the above pictured challa cover. It is better in real life.
Challa Cover Two: $250 plus shipping.
Challa cover 2 second side:
Tallis and Tefillin Bag Set
This stunning hand embroidered tallis bag comes with a matching tefillin bag. This tallis bag works best with a tallis that is a bit on the small side. I would recommend a lightweight tallis in order that the tallis properly fit the bag (contact me for pricing on lightweight tallisim). The size is 12 inches by 16 inches for the tallis bag. The tefillin bag is 8.5 inches by 9 inches and is suitable for all size tefillin sets. $450
Travel Tefillin Set:
This is the ultimate gift for the Jewish business traveler! This tiny set of Gassos Tefillin is very high quality. The Holycow Tefillin bag that you see in the picture is just to give you an idea of what is included in this set. At this time I have a Holycow tallis and tefillin set being made just for this set. It will be a fine calf hide, black and white in color. Of course if you like the Holycow bags that I have chosen, you can work directly with Holycow bags and they will design one with you. This would be a good option if you want custom embroidery. Even with the tallis bag, the whole set will fit in a bag about 10 inches by 12 inches. That’s small enough to fit in a carry-on so you won’t ever have to check your tefillin in. When you see how much smaller this is than a regular size set you will be amazed! This is as compact as it it possible to make and still have top quality. The parshios are very high quality and I hope to post a picture soon. This set even comes with a Siddur, a mirror, and a kosher tefillin blackening marker, so when you are ready to travel, you’ll know that when you grab this bag, you will have everything you need for dovening. The total price for this set which includes travel tefillin, lightweight tallis, siddur, mirror, and Holycow tallis and tefillin bags is $1700. Add $475 for top of the line tiny ketores hand written on klaf, and $1500 for 4.5 inch tall megillah.
Child Size Shtender
This furniture quality hardwood shtender is perfect size for a budding talmid chacham of about five to seven years old. It is 32 inches from the floor to its highest point. $275
Solid Oak Chanukah Menorah With Copper Oil Lamps
Made By Ben Weber here in Monsey, NY, this Menorah makes a statement. Even though the writing looks backwards, it’s because I took the picture backwards. This is one solid piece of work, and totally unique. It measures 12.5 inches from base to top of the shammes. $300.