For more than a decade, I have been engaged in creating hands-on Midrash, by painting my fingernails according to the Torah portion or holiday of that week. Each week, after studying the Torah portion and its accompanying Midrashim (plural for Midrash), I decide how best to capture the Torah's message on my fingernails. For example, for Parashat Re'eh, the Torah portion that lists the laws of keeping Kosher, I painted Kosher animals on one hand, and non-Kosher animals on the other.
I recently launched MidrashManicures.com, a portal through which my MidrashManicures, could reach a larger audience. My hope is to continue to inspire people to find ways to make Torah and Judaism more accessible for themselves, be it through MidrashManicures or other forms of art and media. I also facilitate MidrashManicures workshops at synagogues and teach a middle school course entitled Midrash Manicures at the Solomon Schechter School in Westchester.