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Why do we don a tallit before laying tefillin?

This is a good question, and really it's probably a better question than the answers out there. For context, we have to realize that this question (order of operations for donning Tzitzit and ...
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Is there any basis for Chabad minhagim regarding tallit gadol?

I emailed Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov (from Chabad.org) about your question. Here's what I said: B''H In most Ashkenazi communities, the custom is that bochurim do not wear a tallis. However, when a ...
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Are Tallis and Tefillin considered beged ish?

The Targum Yonasan to the verse prohibiting a woman to wear men's gear says specifically it includes Tallis and Tefilin. However, that doesn't seem to be the prevailing opinion. The Aruch HaShulchan ...
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Can a gentile make a tallit?

In Shulchan Aruch O"C 14:1 it says: ציצית שעשאן אינו יהודי פסול, דכתיב: "דבר אל בני ישראל", לאפוקי אינו יהודי Tzitzis that a non-Jew made are invalid, for it says, "Speak to the ...
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When are men supposed to start wearing a tallit?

The page on Halachapedia gives a clear rundown. I will try and link the sources accordingly (everyone feel free to add to any I can't find): The Sephardic custom is to wear a Tallit Gadol from the ...
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Cleaning Tallis Godol and Tallis Koton

The Rema OC 21:3 mentions, that some have a custom of not giving a Tallis to a non-Jewish launderer. The Beis Yosef (ibid.) notes that he never heard of such a custom. Rabbi Zalman of Liadi in his ...
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Why does a Tallit-gadol and a Tallit-katan have Tzitziyot?

I think your questions reverses things. We wear a tallit because we want the mitzva of tzitzit. Therefore we look for a garment which is obligated in the mitzva, i.e., has four corners (MT Hilchot ...
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Duchaning without a talis

See SA OC128, 23 in annotation of the Rama. הגה: וגם הכהנים לא יסתכלו בידיהם על כן נהגו לשלשל הטלית על פניהם וידיהם חוץ לטלית. ויש מקומות שנהגו שידיהם בפנים מן הטלית שלא יסתכלו העם בהם (בית יוסף):&...
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Where are we commanded to wrap ourselves in Tzitzit?

(As background, know that there is an argument (see Tur OC 8) if a formal "Arab-style" wrapping is the only method of wearing a four-cornered garment which qualifies for the biblical command of ...
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How should a tallit gadol be washed?

Buy something what is called WOOLITE. This is special detergent for wool, you can find it in every supermarket. Put your talis in the bucket, fill with warm, not hot water, add cup of Woolite and ...
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Duchaning without a talis

Chashukei Chemed - Megila - page 314 says that it is better for the Kohain not to Duchan rather than covering himself with another object. Yalkut Yosef 5764 edition - Tefila Volume 2 - 128:100 also ...
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Is a new blessing required when taking off and putting back on your tallit?

This is a dispute recorded in Shulchan Aruch O.C. 8:14: אם פשט טליתו אפילו היה דעתו לחזור ולהתעטף בו מיד צריך לברך כשיחזור ויתעטף בו הגה וי"א שאין מברכין אם יהיה דעתו לחזור ולהתעטף בו וי"א ...
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Tallit on Shabbat which is 9 av

One does not perform any outer acts of mourning during Shabbos, even if it's the ninth of Av (see Mishnah Berurah 552:23 and 553:6). The custom is those who normally wear a Tallis at Shacharis to ...
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Community without tzitzith

Rabbenu Avraham ben HaRambam implies (HaMaspik L'Ovdei Hashem, ed. Wincelberg p. 27) that in his place and time it was not common to wear a four cornered garment with tsitsit. He is giving examples ...
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Are Tzitzis obligated in Tzitzis

Indeed, perhaps a functionless tallit is not obligated in tzitzit. This seems to have been the opinion of R. Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz, at least: Shilhi Dekayta Siman 8 וכששטחתי את גליונות הספר ...
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Wearing Tallit after the morning?

One who puts on a tallit anytime during the day certainly fulfills a mitzvah and therefore makes the appropriate blessing. However, putting on a tallit at night may not fulfill a mitzvah, and ...
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Duchaning without a talis

http://etzion.org.il/en/birkat-kohanim-priestly-blessing-part-iv According to this article on the Yeshivat Har Etzion Virtual Beit Midrash there are achronim who hold that If one does not have a ...
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Yekke Tallit Gadol

I'm a Jekke, so I think I can answer this from communal experience. Most Jekkes now use black-striped tallisaus during the year (only married men wear white stripes, and only then during Yomim Noroim)....
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Tallis Gadol during Kabbalas Shabbos (Minhag Ashkenaz?)

What is the Ashkenazi minhag as regards wearing a tallis gadol during Kabbalas Shabbos (i.e. the ceremony/liturgy of welcoming in Shabbos on Friday evening)? Should it be worn, or not? The ...
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May one temporarily remove ẓiẓit from a garment in order to launder it?

In 21, 3 the Rama wrote: שלא ליתנו לכובסת גויה .‏ Not to give Talit with tsitsit to a Gentile washwerwoman {Mishna Berura: instead, remove the Tsitsit before}. In Gemara, there seems to be an ...
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Wearing a Tallis for Kiddush Levana

In the Mateh Ephraim סימן תרכד סעיף ד ge says to leave the Tallis and Kittel on for Kiddush Levana. The Nitei Gavriel brings many more sources in his footnotes פרק סו סעיף טו הערות סעיף כג
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Duchaning without a talis

The sefer נשיאת כפים כהלכתא writes in perek 10 (12) that if one cannot obtain a tallis one should not duchan since the custom today is that ll the kohanim cover themselves with a tallis and one is not ...
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Why was the use of the tallit instituted as halacha?

Although he does not seem to agree with the full extent of your citation (i.e. that it is an actual duty), Rambam (Hilkhot Tsitsit 3:12) writes that this mitsvah is particularly important, and ...
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Community without tzitzith

R. Eliezer ben Nathan has a responsum (Sefer Ra'avan siman 40) in which the question posed was, "why do the majority of Jews not wear tzitzit on a daily basis?" שאלני חתני רבי אורי מצוה חמודה כמו ...
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Why don't we wear tallit and tefillin on Tisha B'Av morning?

Your question is asked and answered by the Aruch haShulchan in סימן תקנה - דיני תפילין וציצית בתשעה באב א אף על גב דכמה דברים דין תשעה באב כאבל, מכל מקום לא חייבו חכמים בתשעה באב בכפיית המטה ...
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Morning blessings without Tefillin, Tallit, or Tzitzit

Not all the morning blessings are said every morning. Those that thank Gcd for awakening from sleep, like Elokuy Neshomo, are skipped if one didn't sleep. Asher Yotzar is not said if one didn't go ...
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Wearing Talit and Tefillin at Mincha

Yes, there are groups who wear tallit and tefillin at mincha. These include Jews who follow the teachings of the Arizal who specifically says to wear tallit and tefillin for mincha, and on Shabbat (...
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Is a new blessing required when taking off and putting back on your tallit?

If one removes the tallit or tzitzit (for instance, if one needs to use the restroom during prayers), with the intention of donning the same tallit or tzitzit afterwards, then it is not necessary ...
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Practical advice for keeping tallis on while waving 4 species

If you take your talis from the sides and roll them in and under on top of shoulder it should stay in place without any movement.
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