Parasha Behokotai and Parasha Behar are read together on regular years and read separately on leap year.
Both have been designed here as one tallit. A tallit can be re-designed for either parasha separately.
Parasha Behar, which means "on the mount", explains the laws Moses received on Mount Sinai relating to the land the Israelites are to receive; giving the land a rest every seventh year; and the fiftieth year, Jubilee year, when debts are erased and slaves set free.
Parasha Bechukotai, which means "in my laws", discusses the statutes and laws received at Mount Sinai, and the blessings to be expected by those upholding them.
Band I Parasha Behar
A shofar is being blown on a backdrop of Shabbat candles symbolizing the statutes and commandments given at Mount Sinai.
Translation of Hebrew (Leviticus chapter 25, verse 19):
"Wherefore ye shall do My statutes, and keep Mine ordinances and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety."
Band II Parasha Bechukotai
This apple tree symbolizes plenty in the land.
Translation of Hebrew (Leviticus chapter 26, verse 3-4):
"If ye walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them; (4) then I will give you rains in their season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit."
The background material of this tallit is a beautiful cream wool blend. The neckband features the traditional blessing in crowned Hebrew lettering outlined in gold.
A matching tallit bag, teffilin bag and kippah are also available. The tallit bag is made of cream wool blend and has a strip of painted silk running horizontally.
The tallit tzitziot (threads) are handspun.
The tallit and all items are handmade.