Prayer Shawls (Tallit)
Every Prayer Shawl has an inscription of Praise in Hebrew:
"Bring us to Zion Your city singing, to Jerusalem
Your sanctuary with everlasting joy" and beautiful decorations.
"Blessed are You, Lord, our God, Ruler of the universe,
who makes us holy with commandments,
and has commanded us to wrap ourselves in the Tzitzit".
What is a Talit (Tallit)? It is a prayer shawl, the most authentic Jewish garment.
It is a piece of linen or wool with special fringes on each of the four corners.
Why wear a Tallit? The Lord said to Moses: Speak to the Israelites and
instruct them to make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments
throughout the ages; let them attach a cord of blue to the fringe at each corner.
That shall be your fringe; look at it and recall all the commandments of the Lord and
observe them, so that you do not follow your heart and eyes in your lustful urge.
I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt
to be your God [Numbers 15:37-41].
* The Talit is worn for morning prayer, during the week as well as
on Shabbat and other Holy Days.
Every Prayer Shawl come with a card: How to Wear a Prayer Shawl