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  • Biblical History of the Tallit

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

    Biblical History of the Tallit

    The commandment to wear the tzitzit of the tallit is one that comes directly from Biblical sources.

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  • Tallit Etymology- Also: Tallit or Tallis

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

    Tallit Etymology- Also: Tallit or Tallis

    Like many words used in Judaism, the word tallit can find its roots from the Aramaic language.

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  • Tallit Terminology

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

    Tallit Terminology

    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

    Tekhelet History

    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

    Tekhelet Meaning

    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

    Where to Buy Tekhelet?

    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

    Ashkenazi Tallitot

    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

    Tallit for Women

    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

    Women and the Tallit

    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

    Bat Mitzvah Tallit

    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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