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If the Talis would be a very thick material which does not flop over when held up, it would be Ohel. This is the way the Taz (and similarly the Magen Avraham) explain the opinion of the rishonim brought in siman 301 siff 40. They are subsequently brought in later achronim like Mishna Berurah 151. The Taz 27 specifically mentions Atifa, and the Magen ...


The essential parts of a Kosher Tallith: It has exactly 4 corners; classically square angles. A Tallith need not be square; it's usually rectangular, so as to reach from the head to the thigh, and to be wrappable around the body comfortably. Each corner has a hole to put the 4 Tzitzit through. This hole is typically reinforced so it doesn't tear from ...

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