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Essays, insights and stories about the special mitzvah of tallit and tzitzit.

Readings on Tallit and Tzitzit

Readings on Tallit and Tzitzit

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It was obvious to Yerachmiel that if he made the slightest movement, his attacker might shoot out of sheer nervousness.
After all, what could he teach a girl who got straight A’s in school and wanted to go to an Ivy League college? And yet, today, what I remember from college seems like a blur of intellectual trivia compared to the simple lessons of my father . . .
The garment surrounds our body; the fringes hang off it. They represent the two aspects of G-d’s being: His true self that is totally beyond our grasp, and the tiny fraction of His being we can experience.
I’m not talking about a small fine, or even some lashes. This could mean that my father, and maybe even I, would sit in a dark and dingy jail cell. A wave of heat overcame my body.
How do we take religion out of the once-a-week class? How does one acquire a feeling of (and for) religion? Where does one derive the strength to live by religious ideals, even in moments of weakness?
What was bothering Korach? Do G‑d’s commandments make sense? What is a dispute that is for the sake of Heaven?
In Chassidic circles it is customary for men to begin wearing the Tallit at marriage, what is the connection between marriage and the Tallit?
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The String Guy
Before Itche and Jono can help a guy with his Mitzvah Pledge, they have to help him figure out why he has a string tied around his finger.
This is no fringe mitzvah! The tallit and tzitzit serves as constant reminders of our obligations to G-d and our fellows.
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