A Jewish prayer shawl. The tallit is worn over one's clothes during the morning prayers (Shacharit). The tallit has special fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners.

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Talis over head

Why is it that most Ashkenazim that are not married do not put the Talis over their head?
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Requirement for four conered article of clothing to satisfy the mitzvah of Tzitzis

Are you required to wear a four conered article of clothing in order to satisfy the mitzvah of Tzitzis?
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Cleaning Tzitzis

What have you found to be the best way to wash tzitzis? (easiest, least harmful (least likely to pasul), and most clean)
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Best practices for praying in public with talit and tefilin

I just learned that a flight out of New York was diverted because a flight attendant saw a passenger putting on tefilin and freaked out, thinking that he was strapping on bombs. So, do you have any ...
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Is it better to wear wool tzitzis?

Is it better halachikally (according to jewish law) to have the beged (garment) of your tzitzis to be made from wool as opposed to cotton? Is it a chumrah?
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Can you recommend an alternative outer talit bag?

I need to replace my outer talit bag - the one that most people have as a brittle, transparent, zippered bag with gold piping (e.g.). I am tired of having these bags break on me, and I don't have a ...