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I would assume the original tallisim were completely white with no stripes. The only reason tallisim today have stripes is because they usually repersent something. I do not know exactly why some have blue stripes on their tallis. I would assume it was to remind the wearer of the techeiles, or the blue thread that used to be included in all tzitzis in the ...
The ruling of the Alter Rebbe is when one starts wearing a tallis gadol they no longer recite the bracha on the tallis katan. The source in the sidur. Can be found in the blue annotated edition of Tehilas Hashem on page 9
The Minhag of my family going back more than 100 years is indeed to use a Tallit. I don't know the source, but we come back from Shklov in Lita.
i asked Rav Avraham Osdoba he told me he does not see why not, so yes it is permitted
Stripes on Tallis states that the Pri Megadim stated that the custom was to use blue in his tim (mid to late 1700's). Apparently both customs were extant long before. I saw an article that Yigal Yadin found stripes on taleisim (like today) at Matzada but I lost the reference and do not recall if he mentioned the colors. Peri Megadim (Eshel Avraham 9:6) ...
R' Shmuel wrote an excellent, well-researched answer, but I think he may have misunderstood R' Naftuli's question. Most modern talleisim are in fact white, with colored striping. Sometimes the striping will be fairly conservative (e.g. blue) and sometimes it will have a more modern look (e.g. purple and gold striping or green or orange or rainbow striping). ...
I don't think there should be any problem at all, but maybe you should remove the tallis or tallis katan while the tzitzis are untied, because having a length of 12 gudalim tied is required miD'rabbanan. If you untie the second knot (i.e. the second of five double knots, starting from the hole) you definitely would have to remove the garment, because ...
of course. it is actual a specific custom not to have an embellished atarah. there is an idea of mitzvah b'hidur. there are two ways of looking at this. one way is to add something to make the mitzvah beautiful such as the embellished atarah or decorations on the walls of the sukkah. the other view is the mitzvah itself is beautiful already and we fulfill ...
The main difference between the two is size. The Rashab Tallis is significantly wider. Ben's Tallit shop says it is the widest that he sells ("even wider than a size 90 Yemenite Tallit"). It is therefore significantly more expensive because it has the extra material. It is a recent thing to have such variations marketed at all. There are slight variations ...
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