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

Thank you!

  • Hi Nathan, and welcome (back) to Mi Yodeya! Just to clarify - are you asking why blankets don't have tzitzit? Or why very thick and warm tallitot are not readily available? Or something else? Feb 3, 2021 at 5:12
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    It's not so cold. Could be worse.
    – robev
    Feb 3, 2021 at 5:53
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    @Nathan Thanks! To be honest (and halachic discussion aside), I'm not sure I see a huge market for something like that. Who would purchase it, other than those currently davening outdoors due to COVID? Would one be able to make such a product in a cost-effective manner so that they could profit by selling it to the public? Feb 3, 2021 at 6:30
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    Why don't you just put on your coat? Most charedim don't expose their arms after having put on the tefillin. Feb 3, 2021 at 8:04
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    I would suggest something like a Turkish talles, as they are of much heavier weaves than otherwise common. They are common among chassidim, but should be easily available from your local Mishkan haTchelet or Talitnia retailer Feb 3, 2021 at 15:13


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