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Judaism in a Teapot
This Spanish Inquisition era teapot has numerous ritual objects hidden within. The workmanship and design are spectacular - you really have to see it!
mercy_rain From: mercy_rain Date: May 1st, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, awesome!
_delphiki_ From: _delphiki_ Date: May 2nd, 2013 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
That is really neat! Thanks for sharing!
xiphias From: xiphias Date: May 2nd, 2013 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
fish_n_lilies From: fish_n_lilies Date: May 2nd, 2013 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thank you very much!
thnidu From: thnidu Date: May 2nd, 2013 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
That's wonderful! But I don't see how it's "a challenge to atheists".

I tried to post that as a comment, but I got the error message "More Information Required: Please enter the Captcha response."
Three times. Apparently israelunseen depends on captchaunsee.
smofbabe From: smofbabe Date: May 2nd, 2013 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I completely agree - when I posted this on FB and that text came up automatically, I deleted it. Because of that statement, I looked around to see if I could find another version but unfortunately, this was the best set of photos I could find.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: May 2nd, 2013 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I posted the following to fb for a friend a few weeks back - pretty sure it is the same photo set.

For (and from) [], All manner of Jewish objects disguised as an ornate teapot. We'll have to leave it to him to explain the first couple pics, but there are shabbat candles, a menorah (in the preview pic), a megillah, spice box, etrog holder, and a few other things I either forget or do not recognize.
thnidu From: thnidu Date: May 2nd, 2013 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wrote to the contact address. israelunseen answered me:

"check now. i've added a FB comment box.
"and it's a challenge to them because if someone is crafting something like, then it must be for something important and valuable to people's lives and it's lasted for centuries."

To which my answer is:

Something can be "important and valuable to people's lives and [have] lasted for centuries" without being true. I am a Jew, and much of the time I'm agnostic about God. Judaism is not proveable or disproveable, same as all religions. But Judaism is my heritage, and it is my "native language" for expressing and dealing with the unprovable, but meaningful and important, things that life is full of.

(This is from what I just wrote in the FB comment box.)
leftyjew From: leftyjew Date: May 2nd, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool. However, it's not from the Inquisition era. More like the Intel era. It was made about 20 years ago according to

But really still awesome and very cool.

Edited at 2013-05-02 06:44 pm (UTC)
smofbabe From: smofbabe Date: May 2nd, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the truth so I guess I have to say thanks for the update but it was more romantic the other way :->
leftyjew From: leftyjew Date: May 3rd, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
um... wanna edit your post so that people don't have to search so deep in the comments for the truth?
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