How To: Put on a tallit for Jewish prayers

Put on a tallit for Jewish prayers

This instructional video, produced by Jewish Pathways, demonstrates how to put on a tallit for Jewish prayers. The tallit (or tallis or tallith) is shawl used for Jewish prayer, worn while reciting morning blessings and well as in the synagogue on Sabbath and holidays.

The tallit has special twined and knotted fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners. According to the Judaist biblical commandment, a blue thread known as tekhelet is supposed to be woven into the tzitzit, but various other methods of knotting have evolved. Just watch this Judiasm video to see how to properly wear the tallit for morning prayers.

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