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  • How to Choose the Right Size for your Tallit

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

    How to Choose the Right Size for your Tallit

    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

    History of the Tallit

    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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  • Tzitzit Tying and Knots Guide

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 01, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Tzitzit Tying and Knots Guide

    There are several different traditions regarding the tying of Tzitzit that divide as Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Yemenite.

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  • Tallit Clips

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 01, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Tallit Clips

    Tallit clips are an appropriate accessory for any man or woman who wears a tallit during prayer.

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  • Tallit Bags

    Posted By Mike Rosethal on January 01, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Tallit Bags

    Arguably one of the most important articles of clothing for a Jewish person is the tallit, or prayer shawl.

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  • Tallit Size Guide

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on March 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment

    Tallit Size Guide

    There are two basic ways to wear a tallit, with some variations depending on sect.

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  • Jewish Temple Rebuilt

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on April 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Jewish Temple Rebuilt

    Sounds crazy, right? World War III? Maybe. Since the year 70 of the common era, Judaism has lost its crown jewel: the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. To rebuild it would take something of a complete metal switch from western culture to Jewish culture, by which I mean a national realization that the Jewish people must rebuild themselves completely from the top down. As of this moment, the only thing stopping the state of Israel from actually rebuilding the Temple is lack of cultural and political will. Translated into a very simple term: fear.

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  • Jewish Kosher Justice

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on March 25, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Jewish Kosher Justice

    Uri L’Tzedek literally means, “Wake up for Justice”. Tzedek, though connotes a particular kind of Jewish justice, though not a justice that deals only with Jews. It is a sense that Jews have to pursue justice worldwide that was instilled in our people ever since the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The organization, headed by Shmuly Yanklowitz, pursues many causes, including a “moral kosher stamp” called the Tav HaYosher loosely translated as the “mark of integrity” which aims to ensure that the working conditions at any food production company are just and fair and do not exploit the workers.

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  • Simpsons at The Western Wall

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on March 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Simpsons at The Western Wall

    Somehow they haven’t aged. It’s probably got nothing to do with their diets. More likely the fact that they’re animated. After 20 years, the Simpsons are finally coming to Israel. The episode is scheduled to coincide with Passover, and details of the plot are sketchy, but what we do know is that Homer will develop “Jerusalem Syndrome,” symptoms of which are unclear.

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  • Jewish Nation, or Israeli Nation

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on March 07, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Jewish Nation, or Israeli Nation

    A cadre of 21 radical Left Wing activists have appealed to the Supreme Court to recognize them as belonging to the “Israeli Nation”. That is, they want to be recognized as “Israeli” on their national ID cards. As of now, Jewish citizens of Israel are registered as “Jewish,” Christians and Muslims as “Arab,” and non-Jews who have Israeli citizenship are listed by the nationality of their country of origin.

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