Friday, May 25, 2007

The tallit that binds

It is very common among traditional Jews to use a tallit for the chuppah... but I love what Chai Chuppah has done with THEIR tallit chuppah.

When you both marry for a second time, and you and your groom bring five children together in a new family, it's tricky to figure out how to include them all in your ceremony. This chuppah is made of interwoven tallitot, belonging to various members of the new family. We carefully basted them to a background of see-through netting, so that none of the tallitot would be harmed and so that the chuppah could be taken apart after the wedding and the tallitot returned to their owners.

Can't you imagine buying new tallit for the children brought together for this union and having them sewn together bringing individuals together into a family!

Shabbat Shalom (oh! and by the way, I am moving in to my new home today).


Anonymous said...

Shabbt Shalom Tody. May your new home be filled with happiness and joy! Safe moving :)

Anonymous said...

All the best in your new home.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed making this chuppah. It felt more like a mitzvah than a product.

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