Tallit: Mah Nora / How Awesome
In Parashat Vayetze, Jacob spends a night on the road while on the journey to Haran. There he has an amazing dream about a ladder of sorts that reaches from heaven to earth, crowded with angels ascending and descending. “Mah nora ha makom hazeh!” he exclaims (the words on the back of this tallit)—“How awesome is this place!”—as he realizes God is in that very spot where he chose to rest. This design is how I envision those ladders: glittering, transparent staircases, a far more elegant structure for an angel to climb than wooden rungs. The staircases overlap and intertwine, since there are an infinite number of ways to get closer to God.
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