from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tallith.


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  • His action was calm and deliberate, like that habitual to men much given to serious thought upon grave subjects; and it well became his costume, which was an under-garment full-sleeved and reaching to the ankles, and an outer robe called the talith; on his left arm he carried the usual handkerchief for the head, the red fillet swinging loose down his side.

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  • The talith (prayer shawl) with which we wrap ourselves when we pray: that is our symbol.

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  • That he means the talith, the thing itself declares; for those borders of purple were no other than the zuzith, certain skirts hung and sewed on to the talith.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Proverbs 31: 24: that is, sindon, as it is the same with talith, the upper coat.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • And now the question returns; viz. whether by those two coats in the place before us should be meant those two kinds of garments, the talith and the chaluk, that is, that they should take but one of them: or those two kinds doubled; that is, that they should take but one of each?

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Lord commands them not to put on two coats, the foregoing words may best explain what he means by it: for when he cuts them short of other parts of garments and necessaries, such as a scrip, a staff, and sandals, we may reasonably suppose he would cut them short of one of the ordinary garments, either the talith or the chaluk.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • But now you clearly see, they themselves being our teachers, what is the meaning of being clothed with a sindon, with them, namely, to have a talith or cloak made of linen; that garment to which the fringes hung.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • But in the place quoted is no mention of talith in so many syllables at all; but instead of it a Greek word for a Hebrew one, a coat.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The words of the Baptist, He that hath two coats, let him impart, &c., may be also understood in this sense, that he that hath both the talith and the chaluk may give to him that is naked and hath neither, either the one or the other.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Jewish garment was talith, the outward garment, and chaluk, the inward.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica


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