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- n. Alternative form of tallit.
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- n. Same as tallith.
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- n. English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585)
- n. (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
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I had my first Florida synagogue experience complete with a tie-dyed tallis sighting and Jon wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles yarmulke.
In his kippa and tallis (the traditional skullcap and prayer shawl), he paused frequently along the way so that those gathered to commemorate this important day might reach out from the pews to touch their own tallis to the sacred scroll.
"I used to sit on my Dad's lap and play with his tallis and braid it."
But this wasn't the case either, which is unfortunate, since few things are funnier to me than the old "short-sheeted tallis" trick.
If the Orthodox rabbi had any Halachic issues, Shiya said, I should inquire about the possibility of burying the lampshade along with shaymos—sacred ritual objects like tallis prayer shawls and tefillin phylacteries that, being inscribed with the name of G-d, were to be interred with the same respect as the human body.
The traditions we follow today, such as the tallis and tefillim, evolved out of rabinnical interpretations of the bible.
The halacha enjoins respecting the minhag hamakom, specifically in order to maintain peace—and this with respect to totally normative practices, which women wearing a tallis, and having a “minyan” are surely not even if special dispensation can be found for doing these things privately.
A woman who dons a tallis is therefore trying to dress like a man, which is forbidden.
While the tallis has yet to and will almost certainly never catch on:
Subsequently, some arrests have been made, and as the city waits for the inevitable retaliation which will probably involve a Hasidim strike force constructing a bunch of eruvin in the trendy part of town at around 12:30pm when all the Hipsters are asleep the local news is all over the story like a tallis on a rabbi.