Sarah, one of the four venerated Mothers in the Torah, is said to have laughed when God told Abraham that she would bear him a child at his advanced age, and despite her childbearing years having passed. But was the laughter from pleasure, joy, disbelief, wonder, or all of the above? And I'll just bet she cried a bit from happiness!
Later, when this special child, Isaac, is almost sacrificed upon the altar, Sarah is, by some accounts, shown the vision of her child bound to the altar. She is so distraught that she dies. According to another commentator, she is so relieved that Abraham sacrificed the ram instead of their son, that she has a heart attack and dies. I'm certain that tears were involved here, as well, whether from relief or from fright. The mingling of tears and laughter that Sarah experienced is woven into this crown-shaped kippah. It is technically not a kosher kippah, as it covers less of the hair than is traditional. It is a functional work of art. If your synagogue is more relaxed about such things, or if you plan to wear this as part of a biblical costume, this will serve beautifully. With interwoven colors of blue, light peach, and clear crystal, this makes a striking statement about the nature of being a nurturer. An original design! Note: it will stay on without clips or combs, but bobby pins (not included) may be useful.
About 24 in. circumference.
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