|Pomegranates and the 613 Mitzvot Tallit designed and painted by Beth Surdut|
I see a prayer shawl as an invitation to step out of the chatter of daily life-- and life has become very noisy-- and into a meditative space. Designing each silk tallit for a specific client, I draw, paint, sew, and tie tzitzit to form a portable house of prayer.
|Wisdom Tallit custom designed and painted by Beth Surdut|
Like many people, I tend to avoid the Book of Job, yet in that catalogue of tsurris I found one of my favorite questions for an atarah:
"Where shall wisdom be found and where is the place of understanding?" asked Job, the guy we all run from until we meet him face to face in the mirror.
|"If not now, when?" asked Hillel. Autumn Tallit custom designed and painted by Beth Surdut|