Parasha Tazria and Parasha Metzora 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 Tazria deals with childbirth and the laws of purification.
Parasha Metzora deals with purification of persons and their homes from diseases of the skin.
Band I Tazria
A mother with new-born brings a lamb and a turtle-dove as offerings to the high priest.
Translation of Hebrew (Leviticus chapter 12, verse 6):
"And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove…"
Band II Metzora
A cured leper, with a newly shaven head, brings lambs to the high priest for sacrifice.
Translation of Hebrew (Leviticus chapter 13, verse 10):
"…he shall take two he-lambs without blemish, and one ewe-lamb of the first year without blemish, and three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil…"
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.