Tallit — a Jewish prayer shawl. It is rectangular and usually white with blue or black stripes and it has tassels on the four corners are called tzitzit. Tallit can be large (talit Gadol) or small (tallit Katan), reaching only to the shoulders. But it needs to be long enough to cover the shoulders like a shawl, and not just to cover the neck like a scarf. The Jews use tallit is usually in all main life events from circumcision to bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and even death. But most often it is used during prayer. Talitot usually wear for a morning Sabbath service in the morning prayer. The exception to this is Kol Nidre, the evening service on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), during which also wear a tallit. Man wearing tallit, should wear it so that it hung from the shoulders, covering them, and during prayer veils and head. Prayer shawl usually worn by men, because Jewish law does not obligate women to wear it, and the Torah warns women from wearing men's clothing. But now there are many available shapes and colors that are very women, because both men and women wear talitot. The stripes on the talit is usually blue, black or purple, but they can be any color of the rainbow. Classic tallit is made of wool, cotton or silk, but it can also be made from any other material, unless in the violated commandment on the prohibition of mixing wool and linen.