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  • Tallit Terminology

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 03, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Atara – The embroidered piece of cloth or metal that is sewn to the back of a tallit.

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  • Tekhelet History

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 03, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    In recent years it has become common place to see Jews wearing Tzitzit in blue and white.

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  • Tekhelet Meaning

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 03, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Numerous Jewish authorizes have discussed importance of Tekhelet from a legal perspective as well as from a theological perspective.

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  • Where to Buy Tekhelet?

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 03, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    In recent years, the wearing of Tekhelet has become increasingly widespread and as a result, these blue strings that are found on the corners of many Tallitot and Tallit Katan garments are in high demand.

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  • Ashkenazi Tallitot

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 03, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    While the Torah does not provide much detail regarding Tzitzit and Tallitot, there is a considerable amount of discussion in Jewish Legal Texts regarding the shape of a Tallit, the method of trying Tzitzit strings, materials used and colors, if applicable.

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  • Tallit for Women

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 02, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    A traditional tallit is made from wool and usually features a white background with simple blue or black horizontal stripes.

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  • Women and the Tallit

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 02, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    In November of 2009 a woman was arrested while praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

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  • Bat Mitzvah Tallit

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 02, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    While in Orthodox Judaism, it is generally not acceptable for women and girls to don tallitot (Jewish prayer shawls), the reconstructionist, reform, and conservative branches of Judaism have in the past years seen an increasing amount of girls and women choosing to wear tallitot during prayer.

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  • How to Choose the Right Size for your Tallit

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 02, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    For Orthodox Jews, a tallit is only worn by males, and is generally large in size, (about 75-80 inches wide) covering most of the body.

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  • History of the Tallit

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 02, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Despite its first reference in the Bible being to a time that is dated about 3,200 years ago, the Tallit was believed to have been used since around the year 1800 BCE or 3,800 years ago.

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