Have you ever thought about why we wear white on The Shavuot Holiday?
On the three ”Regalim” holidays (Pesach, Succot and Shavuot), there is a ”halachah” to be joyful. How exactly is this done?
Children celebrate this joy with baskets of fruit and nuts. Men, with meat and wine. And women, with jewels and garments. That’s how it is – until this very day! D-:
So Chag HaShavuot arrives and women can celebrate with new clothes. What do they choose? What’s fashionable, of course! It seems that what was in style during the time of the Talmud in Eretz Israel was white garments! Whereas in Babylon on the holidays, Jewish women celebrated in colorful dress.
And so over the years, dressing in white has become traditional. So much so, that in further celebrations in Israel the tradition of white has continued. For example Yom Yerushalaim, which is celebrated just a week before Shavuot. ”Yom Yerushalaim” is a joyful day, when we march through the streets of Jerusalem, dressed in white, to celebrate this city’s reuniting.
This year, in honor of Chag HaShavuot and Yom Yerushalaim, falling only a week apart, I decided to prepare a post bringing these two celebrations together.
I wanted – and chose – one of Old Yerushalaim’s first neighborhoods for our post. But we chose one filled with flowers, which we complemented with hair accessories echoing wheat sheaves, inspired by the early summer harvest. Ah, and how could I forget the most important thing? A white shirt! 😉
Our wonderful accessories you’ll find in a very special shop, easily accessible and right in the heart of Yerushalaim, on 25 King George Street (opposite Gan HaSuss). It’s an exclusive shop, which goes by the name of ”Tishtrei”, dealing mostly in accessories, like the stunning clutch I’m holding. And hair accessories the owner creates and designs himself!!!
I asked Amos, the shop’s owner, the source for the shop’s unique name. His answer’s so intriguing that I decided to share it with you: In Aramaic, ”tishtrei” means luxury, something exclusive and of high quality. Moreover, hidden in ”tishtrei” is the word, ”tesher”, meaning something you allow yourself as an extra, a gift – usually a flowery one!
I got so excited from this shop and its unusual accessories that I want to recommend your going there – see what impressions it makes on you!