I am currently davening outside with a minyan like most people here in Israel. It is, however, very cold. Is there any reason why there are not talitot are not specially made blankets?
I can see as one potential pitfall that one might confuse the halacha that a blanket, which is not generally used as a garment as its primary function,as cited in Tzitzis on a Scarf, For a man, does any four-cornered garment require tzitzit?, Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit and similar
I'm very cold and the half open jacket leaves me still pretty cold. הכל בידי שמים חוץ מצינים ופחים - כתובות ל