Parasha Chukat and Parasha Balak 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.
Moses' sister, Miriam, dies in Parasha Chukat and the well which followed the Israelites in their wanderings through the desert as a sign of her merit, ceases to flow.
Parasha Balak tells the story of Balak, the King of Moab, who sends messengers to the Prophet Balaam, to curse the People of Israel. God sends an angel to dissuade Balaam. Balaam doesn't see the angel but his donkey does and gets beaten by Balaam for trying to avoid it.
Band I Chukat
Moses strikes a rock with his staff, providing water for the Israelites.
Translation of Hebrew (Numbers 20, 11):
"And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice; and
water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their
Band II Balak
Balaam forces his donkey ahead, whose way is being blocked by an angel
that Balaam doesn't see.
Translation of Hebrew (Numbers 22, 31):
"Then [the Lord] opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the
Lord standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand…"
The neckband of the tallit is decorated with the traditional blessing, hand painted with gold-outlined, crowned, Hebrew lettering.
The tallit is shown on a background of cream wool blend. The tallit tzitziot (threads) are handspun.
A matching tallit bag, tefillin bag and yarmulke are also available. The tallit bag is made of cream wool blend and has a strip of painted silk running horizontally.
The tallit and all items are handmade.