Tallit definition: A top garment with tzitzis in its four corners, which men wear when praying and fulfill the commandment of tzitzit.

Usually, the tallit is made of wool, due to the fact that the Torah oil only woolen and linen garments must be tzitzit. Originally the color of the threads on the sides of the Tallit is blue – the color of the sky, which is a symbol of purity – and in the past the color was produced from the liquid of a particular snail’s flesh. After the exact source of the color has been lost, the thread in the tzitzit is no longer white. The tallit that is wrapped in prayer is also called a “tallit”, unlike the tzitzit worn on the body.

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