Sunday, 13 October 2013

On Wimpels

Wimpel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

«The wimpel is created shortly after the brit milah using the swaddling cloth that was used at that ceremony. The cloth is cleaned, cut into strips and sewn into a sash measuring six or seven inches wide and ten or twelve feet long. The child's Hebrew name and date of birth are painted or embroidered onto the cloth, usually by the mother or grandmother,[3] along with the traditional blessing:

ה' יגדלהו לתורה ולחופה ולמעשים טובים אמן
"...may God raise him up to [a life of] Torah, a successful marriage, and good deeds, Amen."»

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