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A Community Tallit Weaving Tradition in Winnipeg

[For all readers] When writer Joanne Seiff was a child preparing for her bat mitzvah, the Jewish rite of passage, she learned how to weave so she could make her own tallit—the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. Two decades later she moved to Winnipeg and was delighted to see many handwoven tallitot worn by congregants at synagogue services. She learned about a program that’s been ongoing since the 1980s, through which members of Manitoba Weavers and Fiber Artists teach members of the local Jewish community how to weave tallitot. Read more about this amazing local program, and about what’s involved in weaving a tallit.

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