Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Pride and Prejudice: Women and Tallit
(the context of this paper-cut is the recent arrest of a woman wearing a tallit at the kotel)
Rav Ovadiah Yosef has been quoted as saying "they should be wrapped in a tallit and buried" - hence the shroud in the bottom
the quote from the Rema seems to be one of the main objections to women wearing a tallit. it is permitted, with a bracha, but then disallowed due to yohora - religious arrogance. So I have included various haughty women who are grooming themselves.
and a dominatrix
and in the background of the lacework, there are tangled tzitzit. which I will never ever do again as a paper-cut.