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Tallit Prayer Shawl (Coming Soon)

Tallit Prayer ShawlThe garment that we call the prayer shawl or the Tallit is not necessarily the one spoken of in the book of NUMBERS. It is an adaptation of what people used to wear. Biblical Tallit (prayer shawl) is the four cornered garment.

The Tallit (prayer shawl) as the visible symbol of the Word of God is a demonstration of the positional and personal power that is transferred when the mantle passes.

In all subsequent generations, the term passing the mantle has come to mean the transfer of authority and anointing from one leader to another, from one generation to another.

In our case we use it during our prayer time connection with God, and have had an awesome personal experience during our prayers.

We encourage you to get one of your own and we will teach you, the correct way to us it, so you prayer time becomes more meaningful as you commune with Yahvew (G-d).

What is a prayer shawl?

The Jewish prayer shawl is a fringed garment worn by Jewish men on the outside of their regular garments in the synagogue, especially during morning, Sabbath, and other holiday services. The Hebrew name for this prayer shawl is tallit, which simply means “a robe,” “a cloak,” or “a sheet.” The Jewish prayer shawl is usually made of wool or silk and is often long enough to cover most of the body, with special twined and knotted fringes attached to each of its four corners. In modern times it is not uncommon to see Jewish men wear a silk prayer shawl that is no more than a scarf around the neck. The ultra-Orthodox Jewish men wear the prayer shawl over the head when they recite the more important prayers.

Although the Hebrew word tallit is not found in Scripture, the biblical command for Israelite's to wear a “fringed” or “tasseled” garment can be found in the Torah, in which God says to Moses, “Speak to the Israelite's and say to them: ‘Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the LORD, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. Then you will remember to obey all my commands and will be consecrated to your God’” (Numbers 15:38–40). And also, “Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear” (Deuteronomy 22:12). So the original scriptural intent behind this fringed garment was to remind the Israelite's of God’s commandments to them. According to Jewish understanding, the numerical value of the Hebrew word tzitzit (fringes) is 600. Each of the fringes contains 8 threads and 5 knots, making a total of 613. Based on rabbinical Judaism, this number corresponds to the 613 commandments contained in the Torah