”When the cloud was raised up from upon the Tabernacle, the Children of Israel would embark on all their journeys. If the cloud did not rise up, they would not embark, until the day it rose up.”
At the end of ‘Parshat Pikudei’ we are told of the Pillar of Cloud and the Pillar of Fire, which in addition to directing and protecting the Children of Israel from threatening weather, filled another important role.
When The Almighty decided the Children of Israel must leave their place of resting and continue towards the Land of Israel, the cloud (by day) and fire (by night) would appear above the Tabernacle as a sign of Hashem’s commandment to continue the journey.
Mentioning the pillars of cloud and of fire remind me, as an observant Jew, about modesty in fashion.
True it isn’t always easy to find modest clothes. Just as it wasn’t simple for the Children of Israel to awake in the middle of the night to start moving once again. But, on the other hand, like the pillar of fire and the pillar of cloud, modest fashion protects us and provides us with security and stability.
This week’s post Liat and I shot on a windy, blowy day. And we wouldn’t have minded a pillar of cloud protecting us!
I was glad I brought along a warm jacket from Nohtzi’s fabulous collection. It kept me toasty whenever the sun
disappeared between clicks and poses.
Nohtzi clothes shop can be found at: Moshiah Borohoff 7, Jerusalem. Telephone: 02-5833531
Skirt: Nohtzi / Shirt: Tamnon/ Jacket: Nohtzi/ Shoes: To Go/ Bag: Nohtzi
Photography: Liat Ankonina, 052-905 9556