The tallit

Maisie’s Batmitzvah on Saturday was a wonderful event. A young girl launched in to adulthood supported by her family and friends and in a ceremony with light but potent spiritual significance and questioning. The pamphlet that guided our comprehension of the tradition said that the tallit worn by the faithful, kept the MATERIAL world at bay…… The Torah scrolls were protected by a quilted cover, presumably also protecting them from the ravages of the material world. Does this make the material of the tallit and the scroll-cover both material and spiritual?

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