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Before donning a tallis one is supposed to wrap himself in it and make a blessing. I have seen many different ways of performing this wrapping. What is the correct way to wrap yourself in a tallis?

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I think the reason you have seen many different ways is that there are many different customs. However, I'd also like to see some answers (perhaps "rules" for wrapping within various traditions), especially accompanied by photos or videos, because I always feel like my wrapping is a total mess. –  Seth J Feb 8 '13 at 14:06
    
Source for the requirement to wrap differently for the blessing? If you fulfill the mitzva the regular way of wearing it, why can't you say a blessing on that? –  Double AA Feb 8 '13 at 14:22
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@DoubleAA the blessing specifies "to enwrap yourself" –  not-allowed to change my name Feb 8 '13 at 14:26
    
@SethJ I think a video would be great. Maybe @ mekubal could do one like this youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nrhFFGytgOo –  not-allowed to change my name Feb 8 '13 at 14:28
    
IIRC there is a sefer taamei haminhagim mysefer.com/… which I know has pictures of minhagim for tefillin but I I don't remember if it has tallis wrapping pictures. –  Danno Feb 8 '13 at 14:34

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