What is a prayer shawl?

Answer A prayer shawl is a garment worn by Jews during religious services. The traditional style is rectangular and measures approximately 18 by 72 inches. Colors vary considerably, although the common s... Read More »

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Differences Between a Prayer Veil & a Prayer Shawl?

Prayer veils and prayer shawls may sound similar but they are actually very different. The prayer veil has traditionally been worn by Catholic women during church services and prayer while the pray... Read More »

What is the purpose of a prayer shawl?

The purpose of the Jewish prayer shawl (Hebrew: talit, Ashkenazic pronunciation: talis) is twofold: through the fringes at the four corners it acts as a reminder to the 613 commandments of Judaism,... Read More »

What is a messianic prayer shawl?

Jewish men are required to wear a tallit, a garment often referred to as a prayer shawl, as a sign of deference and worship. There is a recent movement among Christians observant in Jewish law towa... Read More »

Can a gentile use a prayer shawl?

On One Hand: It's Not Against the RulesThere are no rules or commandments that require a Jew to wear a prayer shawl (tallit), nor any rules or regulations that prohibit a non-Jew (or gentile) from ... Read More »