Celebrate Your Life Cycle Events
On August 29, 1992, three generations display Rachel’s Wimpel during her Bat Mitzvah service. It was originally created 13 years prior and presented to the Mosaic Law Congregation at the time of her birth. Left to right: Bernice Levin McFarland, grandmother, Bonnie Jean Kaplan, mother, Rachel Liorah Miller Kaplan, Bat Mitzvah
Definition of a Wimpel:
A wimpel is a personalized Torah binder, designed and created for an individual, couple, family or organization at the time of birth, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding or conversion. It is designed to be used for binding the Torah Scroll in celebration of any Simcha or Life Cycle event. A record of chronological events in the life of a Jewish individual, couple, family or organization completes it's purpose.
As you will see, the saga of the Wimpel demonstrates the concrete meaning of a folk custom. This uniquely designed strip of fabric accompanies one through their history with each celebrated and inscribed life cycle event. The inscribed prayer includes the blessing to study Torah/Jewish culture, marry under the Chuppah/create a Jewish home and to perform good deeds.
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