What Visuals Do Guests See In Your Home

I cleaned up the shelves in our office so that our zoom calls could have a nicer background, and I’ve decided that it’s share worthy news.

So even if you don’t watch (scroll down for a visual:), I still want to talk about it with you.

According to research, our visual sense is responsible for 83% of how we process an experience.

A good example of where this is relevant, is for store owners. In order to engage their clients or customers, they need to create an immersive experience, and now they know that they need to focus a good 83% of that on the visuals.

Another good example would be for teachers. No lesson comes alive like the ones in which the students can actually see and have a clear visual of what it is that they are learning about.

Today though, I want to talk to you about how this information is important for homemakers.

In your home, what meets the eye (literally) is an identifying feature of who you are.

Fill your shelves and all the visual spaces with Jewish objects- a tzedakah box, Shabbat candles, and Jewish books.

Did you know that only 15% of books sold are actually read? Psychologists explain that it’s because we buy books to establish who we are for ourselves and for those who visit our homes. So fill your home with Torah books, so that value is easily identifiable (not just to your visitors, but to you and your family members!).

Speaking of immersive experiences, when you have Jewish books on your shelf, you or your kids might just pick one up and read a little of it. Then they may even start asking questions, and who knows, maybe even begin forming new habits.

Great authors put their essence and being into their writings. When G-d authored the Torah, He did the same. The books you bring into your home, bring a little bit of the author with them. Imagine inviting Moses and King David into your living room!

Some basic books I would recommend you start with:

Chumash: The Torah in book form, authored by G-d, transcribed by Moses

Tehillim: AKA The book of Psalms, written by King David

Tanach: The book of Prophets and Scriptures (referred to as the Bible, but make sure its the Jewish version)

Siddur: The prayer book- composed by the sages and prophets as an opportune way to talk to G-d.

Tanya: Blends the mystical and practical aspects of Jewish thought, authored by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

Even if you don’t watch our zooms, please borrow a page from our new look, and upgrade your “background” too.

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom.

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