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Why don't Jewish women do the same things men do?

Question: I went to the Bat Mitzvah celebration of an orthodox coworker, and I noticed that unlike a boy’s Bar Mitzvah, the Bat Mitzvah girl did not...

Do we wear Tallit and Tefillin on the High Holidays?

As is the case with every Biblical holiday, the tallit is worn but not the tefillin. See On which days of the year don't we put the tefillin on? In...

How can I get my child to want to wear his Tzitzit and Kipah?

Sally: My 9 year old son won't wear his tzitzit, and often argues over wearing his kipah. He admits that people who don't know what they are...

I saw someone wearing a blue string in their tzitzit. What does that mean?

The Jewish spiritual masters explain that the blue string, called “techailet”, manifests the mystical forces of strict judgment in the world....

What is a Tallit?

A tallit (Hebrew word for "garment") is commonly a reference to the prayer shawl with tzitzit attached to its four corners. During the...

Am I required to put tzitzit on a shirt that has four corners?

In order for a garment to qualify as a "four cornered garment", the sides of the garment may not be sewn together. A regular shirt that is slit...

When is the tallit pulled over the head during prayer?

There are different opinions as to when one must cover one’s head: Some require the head to be covered for the entire prayer,1 while others only...

What’s the reason for the black stripes on the tallit and tzitzit?

Some suggest that the stripes are to remind us of the techailet.1 Indeed, some communities have the custom of using (dark) blue stripes, not black. For...

May I borrow a Tallit from a friend without his knowledge?

It is permitted to borrow a tallit from another without his knowledge, unless it is clear that the owner of the tallit would not allow it. One can presume...

At what point during the prayers do I hold the fringes of the tallit in my hand?

Twice during the morning prayers it is customary to hold the fringes of the tallit in the hands: (a) During the Baruch she’amar one takes the two...