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Vessels: Holiness in Hand

Works by Elizabeth Cohen and Christopher Watts

through June 2015

Christopher Watts
Elizabeth Cohen












From the Blog

Getting Rooted

by Becca Shimshak

“For the Jews, there was light, happiness, joy and honor; so it should be for us.” ~Megillat Esther 8:16

When I got married ten years ago, I chose this quote for our wedding invitation. For all of our friends, there were big, beautiful weddings. Hotels, tuxedos, cute flower girls, awesome music and dancing. Why shouldn’t this be for us too?

becca selfIn my 20’s, I was diagnosed with a rare benign tumor in my femur bone that propelled my life in a very different direction than my peers. I was fortunate enough that part of that direction led me to my husband Steve however it also led to chronic pain and multiple surgeries…not so much joy and light and happiness, huh? Not yet.

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