Tallit Band I
Tallit Band II
Parasha Vayera begins with the news that Sarah is to have a child, tells of the destruction of Sodom, the banishment of Hagar, and ends with the sacrifice of Isaac.
Band I Scene I takes place at the home of Abraham and Sarah, where they are receiving guests, who are, in fact, angels who bring Sarah the message that she is to have a child.
Band I Scene II is the destruction of Sodom. Lot and his daughters are escaping, but Lot's wife, who looks back, has turned to stone.
Band I Scene III Abraham banishes Hagar and Ishmael.
Band II Scene I is in the desert wilderness of Beersheba where Hagar and Ishmael have gone astray, and are about to die. An angel of God descends, rescues them, and promises her a nation.
Band II Scene II is the story of God's test of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac. [The scene is based on a 1655 etching by Rembrandt.]
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.