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  • How Much to Spend on a Tallit

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 09, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    How Much to Spend on a Tallit

    It can sometimes be difficult to decide how much to spend on a tallit, but there are important factors to consider when creating a budget for such a meaningful purchase.

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  • Tallit and Tallit Katan Washing and Care Guide

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 09, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Tallit and Tallit Katan Washing and Care Guide

    If you’ve ever wondered why every Tallit looks worn out, it is because it is notoriously difficult to clean a Tallit because of the risk of the Tzitzit strings unraveling and the knots and fringes on the sides becoming tangled.

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  • When to Wear the Tallit?

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 09, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    When to Wear the Tallit?

    It is a well-known fact that the Tallit is worn by adult males during prayer services during the week, Shabbat and on Holidays and that the Tallit Katan is worn for the entire day.

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  • Full Size Tallit vs. Narrow Tallit

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 09, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Full Size Tallit vs. Narrow Tallit

    There are two ways of wearing tallitot. While both of these ways of wearing a prayer shawl are equally “correct”, many people prefer to wear their tallitot a certain way either because they find it more aesthetically pleasing or because it is the norm in their branch of Judaism or in their synagogue.

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  • Tallit as a Gift

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 09, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Tallit as a Gift

    A tallit makes a great, practical, and long-lasting gift that would be appropriate for many Jewish occasions.

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  • Tallit Made in Israel

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 09, 2013 | Leave a Comment

    Tallit Made in Israel

    There’s no better choice for purchasing a tallit than choosing one that was fully designed and produced in Israel! These tallitot – made by a wide selection of manufacturers – are exported all around the world.

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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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