Tallit

Blue Tallit Stripes - Why is a particular blue color associated with Judaism? For example the Israeli flag, and the stripes on the tallit. More »
Blue Techelet Thread - I was in Israel recently and saw some religious men wearing tzitzit strings with a blue thread. I thought the strings were supposed to be white. What was this blue? More »
Cutting Tzitzit Strings - I just tied my own tzitzit, but some of the strings came out much too long. Is there anything wrong with just cutting them down with a pair of scissors? More »
Tallit - Women - On the issue of women wearing a tallit, I understand that women don't generally wear them because they are not required to attend synagogue services 3 times a day. But is there a law forbidding this? ... More »
Tallit Stripes - What is the reason that just about every tallit has a series of stripes running vertically down the tallit. Is there a reason or is it just decorative? If decorative, when did this practice begin? More »
Tzitzit Maintenance – Checking the Strings - I was recently disappointed to notice that one of the strings on my tallit became torn. I subsequently found out that since it was only one string, my tallit was still kosher. However, it was unnerving to discover this... More »
Tzitzit – Size of Garment - I was always told that the size of the tallit katan (the small four-cornered garment worn under the shirt all day) should be 18”x18” on both the front and back. But recently I was told that the proper size is really... More »
What are Tzitzit? - I recently visited Israel and saw the men praying with prayer shawls. What was that exactly? More »

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