Definitions

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  • n. A traditional Jewish prayer shawl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tallat.

Etymologies

From Hebrew טלית (talít). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gali Tibbon/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images ENROBED IN A TALLIT: A member of the religious group Women of the Wall wore the traditional Jewish prayer shawl of men called the tallit during a prayer service at the women ' s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem Monday.

    Photos of the Day: Nov. 8

  • The night I came up with my now infamous kaffieyh tzitzit aka tallit kattan shel Shabbatai Tzvi one of the thoughts that crossed my mind was to create a blue and white kaffieyh laden with Magen Davids instead of black diamonds.

    The Kaffiyeh Yisraelit | Jewschool

  • Police said wearing the shawl - known as a tallit - was a violation of a High Court ruling that a dress code must by abided by at the Jewish holy site.

    - Latest Popular Stories, Instablogs Community

  • As the Ashrei concludes a middle-aged man wearing tallit and kipah prayer shawl and yarmulke comes forward to introduce the prayer for Sukkot, the harvest holiday being celebrated this week.

    American Grace

  • The donning of the tallit, prayer shawl, is done by those who have completed their bar or bat mitzvah -- whatever it was that just occurred, it had none of the requisite elements of a bat or bar mitzvah.

    Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.: Eddie Long Is Not A 'King'

  • In addition the tallit is donned by pulling it over one's head and reciting the traditional prayer, which was not done.

    Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.: Eddie Long Is Not A 'King'

  • Am I supposed to wear a tallit and/or a yarmulke though I'm not Jewish?

    Ali Berlow: Fasting (Or Not) On Yom Kipppur

  • Fixing his silken yarmulkeh, he would remove his tallit from its embroidered velvet satchel, kiss its fringes, then sweep its silken length over his shoulders like a set of detachable wings.

    Cheryl Pearl Sucher: Life Is Prayer During The Days Of Awe

  • At her nephew's nuptials which, in accordance with Jerusalem custom, took place outdoors, under a chuppah (wedding canopy), Stewart said she was moved by "that black-blue sky and that breeze, with the chuppah and tallit (prayer shawl) with the navy-blue stripes and the olive trees holding up the chuppah."

    Martha Stewart sets her sights on Israel

  • Light will cast the shadow of the stripes onto the sidewalk, creating a sense of occasion, welcoming visitors, and evoking the fringe of a tallit prayer shawl, known as the tzitzit.

    A Synagogue for the Young

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