The tallit

The tallit is a prayer shawl worn by Jews during the Morning Prayer, the Shabbat and holidays. The tallit is a scarf (out of cotton, linen or silk) decorated with black or blue stripes and strings attached to the corners. These strings that are called “tzitzit” according to the Torah have to be pinned to four-cornered garments. Additionally the Torah describes that the tallit reminds Jews of their duties and obligations. Before putting on the tallit one has to follow special rules and has to speak a blessing. Here is a video on “How-to-wear-a-tallit:

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