A Tallit of her Own
However I wear it, I find the tallit garment to be a physical reminder of the holiness (and wholeness) we are all seeking. Unlike most other elements of Judaism, there aren’t a lot of rules about a tallit. But having designed and sewn over 600 of them, I can say I’ve learned a few things since the first one.
Shabbat Shalom Bayit
As a young mother who did not grow up immersed in Judaism, one of the most daunting tasks was conveying a strong sense of Jewish identity to my children. I didn’t have the lived, communal experience that so easily informed my husband’s observance…I was determined that my children would always ‘belong.’ One of the simplest points of entry was Shabbat dinners.
Fine Print First...
I share this blog as a chronicle of my imperfect Jewish journey, in the hope that I might provide a few short-cuts to someone else treading the same path. I can't offer a reflection of your own experience. Hopefully, it's more of a refraction...the way a rainbow provides shared beauty from countless differing perspectives. Mine is just one of the millions of ways in which people 'do Jewish.'