Can I use a tallis gadol on 4 sticks as a hupa canopy? Possible problems:

  1. The minhag is not to use a tallis
  2. It is disrespectful to the tallis
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    There is a nice article in Ohr Yisrael which discusses talis chuppah which has many minhagim and many ppl did use a talis with tzitizs,one such remez from the Torah is the mitzvah of tzitz is connected to ki yikach ish ,see parshas ki tezitzei perek 22 12,and 13 – sam Nov 2 '15 at 2:54
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    As I have seen this method used in a number of places, a few within the past 15 years, I didn't even know that there is a any problem doing this. Can you link some sources within your question? You are stating a firm assumption in the tone of a common "fact". – DanF Nov 2 '15 at 16:58
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    For whatever it's worth, I've attended Orthodox weddings where this was done. These have ranged the gamut of Hashkafah. – Seth J Nov 2 '15 at 17:14
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    As a post script, at the wedding reception, those of us who held up the chupa were given gifts...the broom part of the push brooms. :-) – Dennis Nov 2 '15 at 19:23

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

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