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All About the Jewish Tallit
What is a Tallit (Prayer Shawl)?
The Tallit is a prayer shawl worn by Jewish people. It has special twined and knotted fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners. In Hebrew it's known as טַלִּית
When is the Tallit worn?
The tallit is a prayer shawl worn by Jewish people during the morning Jewish services, known in Hebrew as the Shacharit prayers. A Tallit is also worn during the Torah service, and on Yom Kippur and other holidays.
What is the origin of the Tallit?
The Torah explicitly commands that Tzitzit be added to garments that consist of four corners. These are the words of the Torah, translated in English: "Speak to the Israelites and instruct them to make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments throughout the ages; let them attach a cord of blue to the fringe at each corner. That shall be your fringe; look at it and recall all the commandments of the Lord and observe them, so that you do not follow your heart and eyes in your lustful urge. Thus you shall be reminded to observe all My commandments and to be holy to your God. I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I, the Lord your God." According to the Torah one is not obligated to wear a Tallit or Tzttzit unless his garment consists of four corners. However, there is a rabbinic commandment to wear a four cornered garment and thus fulfill the Torah's commandment of wearing a Tallit. Browse in our Tallit Section for Galilee Tallit Collection, Gabrieli Tallit Collection, Silk Bijoux Tallis Collection, Talittot By Michelle Navon