Woman of Valour: An Evolving View of the Jewish Body
Hair Tallit
2010
Hair, Silk, Emboidery
This Tallit, made out of my own hair was used for davening in an all male service. Even though my physical body was not allowed into the prayer space my body was counted in the traditional sense of the minyan because my body (my hair) was camouflaged in to the male body by the wearing of the tallit. The writing on the band of the tallit transforms the biblical Hebrew in which the tradition hair covering is taken from (the priest stood the women before god and uncovered her hair) into I will stand before god and uncover my hair affirming my agency in a relationship to god.
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