Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hey Mrs. Tambourine Maven

This week's Torah Portion includes the verses from Exodus 15
וַתִּקַּח מִרְיָם הַנְּבִיאָה אֲחוֹת אַהֲרֹן, אֶת-הַתֹּף--בְּיָדָהּ; וַתֵּצֶאןָ כָל-הַנָּשִׁים אַחֲרֶיהָ, בְּתֻפִּים וּבִמְחֹלֹת
כא וַתַּעַן לָהֶם, מִרְיָם: שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה כִּי-גָאֹה גָּאָה, סוּס וְרֹכְבוֹ רָמָה בַיָּם
And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam sang unto them: Sing ye to the LORD, for He is highly exalted: the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.

A recent ritual among Jewish women is the creation of personal tambourines which are used in prayer and celebration.

Rivkah Sari refers to herself as the Tambourine Maven a religious Jew who has been making these instruments ever since she was introduced to them by her rebitzen at her local Chabad. Rivkah's Tambourines are original and festive.

Yair Emanuel handpaints this scene on genuine leather with Miriam holding her tambourine aloft and the closing Red Sea behind her.

I also recommend that you look at this site which reviews a movie regarding Simchat Hochmah a ceremony which commemorates the a woman's passage from mid-life to latter period of their life.


Rivka Sari said...

Need to update the link for Mrs Tambourine Maaven to

Thank you Mrs. Tambourine Maaven

Rivka Sari

Rivka Sari said...


The link listed for this blog post is not working. Could you correct it to www.rivkasari.com.

Thank Mrs. Tambourine Maaven

Rivka Sari