Tefillin Bet Hamikdash

Tefillin Bet Hamikdash

I design tefillin and tallit bags for many customers.  Most are moms of Bar mitzvah boys. A large portion are proud grandmas who want to leave heirlooms for their grandchildren.  So our designs tend to be traditional and mature.  Here and there I get a request from a youngster who wants to design his own custom tefillin bag.  If his mother or grandmother doesn’t mind stitching his preference, then why not let him.

Around a year ago, a fine young lad requested a design with Jerusalem and the ThirdTemple (Bais Hamikdosh) on a mountaintop behind the landscape.  I had never designed the temple mount for anyone before, and I guessed that the boy must have learned about it in school and found the subject fascinating.  So I designed the bag for him, and he loved it.  His mom is in the process of stitching it.  I hope she finishes it soon since his Bar Mitzvah is this summer.  Anyway, I added his design to www.judaicaneedlepoint.com.  And it’s a hit!  This boy was right!  This is a design that today’s kids relate to.  This photo is a completed tefillin bag stitched by a wonderful customer of ours.  She worked fast, and the finisher did amazing work.   I have learned to never underestimate the ideas and creativity of our kids.