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Tallit and Tzitzit

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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?
Clothes disguise. They are like a mask. They hide the person beneath.
"David!" Ben shouted, trying to catch his little brother's attention. "Please, G‑d, don't let the iPod be lost..." Ben said in a silent prayer.
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 . . .
This week's Torah portion teaches the Laws of Tzitzit: In Chassidic circles it is customary for men to begin wearing the Tallit at marriage, what is the connection between marriage and the Tallit?
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.
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.
We sometimes fail to understand the connection between religion and morality.
I was ready! This was what I’d entered the rabbinate for.
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