Blue Tallit Stripes-
Why is a particular blue color associated with Judaism? For example the Israeli flag, and the stripes on the tallit.
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?
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?
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?
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?