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Tallit and Tzitzit

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The Jewish Prayer Shawl
This is no fringe mitzvah! The tallit and tzitzit serves as constant reminders of our obligations to G-d and our fellows.
Parshat Shelach
Our sages say that one who fulfills this mitzvah properly merits to have a wife and children. He is also protected from sin, and in that merit he is assured that he will see the face of the Divine Presence . . .
Fringe Judaism
Most people don’t think of Judaism as a fringe religion. Yet that’s our uniform. Under their shirts, Jewish men and boys wear a poncho called a tallit katan, with fringes hanging from each corner . . .
A Constant Reminder
Explore the significance of the ritually fringed four-cornered garment.
Why do just some people have blue threads? Is the Tallit actually a prayer shawl? Why do some people wear it under their garments? Where did the ‘barcode’ design come from?
Learn all about the tallit and tzitzit, its meaning and special significance.
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 30 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
How to Put on a Tallit
Watch these simple-to-follow instructions on how to do the mitzvah of wearing a Tallis.
I noticed something interesting in the congregation I attend. Virtually everyone’s prayer shawl, the tallit, is made of wool. Is there any specific reason why I do not see any silk or cotton prayer shawls?
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