“Note that I have called the name of Bezalel ben Uri ben Hur, of the staff of Judah, and I shall appoint him, the spirit of Elokim, with wisdom and understanding and with knowledge, and in all labors.”
The parshah of “Ki Tisah” tells us about the final stages of completing work on the Mishkan. Here the Torah emphasises the qualities and uniqueness of “Bezalel ben Uri ben Hur”, the Mishkan’s architect. Bezalel also oversaw the weaving of the Holy Ark’s “parochet” -its ornamental curtain. The Torah highlight stoo that he was highly skilled in weaving special and ununsual fabrics.
“Nohtzi” is an unusual clothes shop. It is located in a small alleyway near Jerusalem’s Bezalel Street, named for none other than Bezalel ben Uri of this parshah! The shop is filled with interesting weaves, such as the one I’m wearing in this week’s post. Dorit, the shop’s owner, is careful about choosing special fabrics for her collection, and that they somehow reflect the uniqueness of Bezalel himself.
This post was shot by Liat, my super photographer, with me. in a shopping center midday, as we brought modest, traditional fashion to the world of bricks and mortar.
You can visit this Jerusalem shop at:7 Messiah Borocof Alley. 02-5833531
Don’t forget to tell them I sent you 😉
Photo: Liat Ankonina