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Get Inspired by this Tallit for the Generations

IMG_4796This bold, modern tallit was created by reader Susan Yaskin as a bat mitzvah gift for her granddaughter. The tallit and matching bag are made from Dupioni silk. An embroidery service created the lettering and Stars of David for the bag.

The blue and gold colors and the diagonal stripes give the tallit a modern look, but one detail reaches back a generation: the atarah is from Susan’s own father’s tallit. Susan explains: “It had a prayer woven into the fabric and was in excellent shape, even though my father’s tallit was essentially thread-bare!”

What a wonderful way to connect the generations through sewing. Thank you for sharing, Susan. And mazel tov to your granddaughter!


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