I'm a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in the Department of History. My research has focused on researching Jewish henna rituals and their uses in both traditional and modern contexts. On this blog I will be posting pieces from my research, including pictures, descriptions, interviews, and other observations about henna's history and culture. Some of my other interests include book art and history, rabbinic literature, eco-spirituality, and multifaith (esp. Jewish-Muslim) dialogue.
Henna has been a part of West African culture for at least a thousand years. While it is likely that henna has been growing in North Africa as early as … Read More
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