The blogosphere is full of contests. I’ve even held one or two here on Miriyummy. One of my favorite bloggers and longtime reads, A Mother in Israel, posted a contest where you could win a tallit. Now, granted, I don’t actually use one myself, but I was tempted. The company offering the prize, Galilee Silks, had some gorgeous tallitot for women.
It was a simple contest, really, just either blog about the contest on your own blog, or tweet about it. I did both. It seems I was the only entrant to do so (blog AND tweet), and guess what? I won!
In spite of the fact that there were some really cool blue and pink and red tallitot for women on offer, I gave my prize to Ju-Boy. The man can be pretty outrageous at times, but his taste in tallitot is really
boring sedate. It seems my man does not want to be a peacock in shul.
The prize arrived just in time for Chanuka. I’ve wanted to get a picture of him wearing the tallit for a while, but he’s made this his Shabbat tallit, and the camera doesn’t come out on Shabbat in the Miriyummy household. This past Saturday night he took it out to give it to Optimus Prime, who’s going to be adding the tekhelet, so I got my supermodel husband to don the tallit for everyone to see.
Galilee Silks has some seriously gorgeous tallitot and other prayer accessories for sale. They seem to cater to the international market (prices are quoted in dollars), but it’s worth stopping by just to look and admire their work.
When Ju-Boy and I got married I bought him a tallit. He wore it first under the chuppah and has worn it every single Shabbat and chag since we’ve been married. I gave this to him as a wedding gift, together with a tallit bag that I embroidered over the months of our engagement. The bag has held up well, but the tallit, well… the tallit has seen better days. There’s just so many times you can dry clean the thing. Chanuka is coming up and I think a new tallit would be a wonderful gift, especially since Ju-Boy’s birthday also falls on the night of the second candle.
So this contest has my name all over it, but if you think you stand a chance against the fates and believe this was meant to be yours, just click on the link to A Mother in Israel and then this tallit is just a tweet or blog post away.
Good luck to all of us!