What is the purpose of a prayer shawl?

Answer 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 »

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Purpose of the Jewish Prayer Shawl?

The essential purpose of the Jewish prayer shawl is the attachment of four long fringes, known in Hebrew as "tsitsit." The combination of strands, wraps and knots in the tsitsit add up to the nume... Read More »

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 a prayer shawl?

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 »

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 »