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The wedding Tallit – a special Jewish touch

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The wedding Tallit – a special Jewish touch For North American Jews, it can come as a surprise to visit a synagogue in Israel and see kids running around wearing a tallit.  In Mizrachi (sometimes called Sephardi) synagogues, it’s customary to wear a tallit from the age of bar mitzvah.  Most Ashkenazi (European) Jews do things a little differently: except when they’re called to the Torah for an aliyah, men don’t wear a tallit until after marriage, making a tallit one of the most meaningful gifts a groom can receive. The tallit is a traditional gift from the bride or her family, but naturally, it has to be chosen with his tastes in mind:  what size does he prefer?; is he looking for pure black and white, or would he be more comfortable in something a little more nuanced?  Don’t forget the atarah, either, the “crown” that decorates one side of the tallit to indicate which way is up and add weight so it doesn’t slip off his shoulders.  Some carry a simple blessing, while others ar…

High Holiday Tallit

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Choosing the right High Holiday Tallit The High Holy Days are a time of year when we are renewed in every way.  So what better way to put your best foot forward this year than by arriving in synagogue wearing a brand-new tallit?  Lots people put a ton of thought into what they’re going to wear – which suit, which pair of shoes, which tie or belt?  But stop to consider that fashions come and go from year to year.  What really connects us during the high holidays to Jews throughout history are the traditional items we share: prayer books, Torah scrolls, and of course, the tallit. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and all the Jewish holidays, the right tallit is a garment you can wrap yourself in, knowing you’re creating a sacred time and space; your own home in the synagogue.  Choosing a high holiday tallit carefully can actually help shift the meaning of these holy days, building our kavannah, or intention, and helping us focus our prayers. Whether you dress up or down, whether you go to …

Making hand made tallit

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Handmade Bar Mitzvah Tallit

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Bar Mitzvah TallitA tallit (often called “tallis”) is one of the most popular traditional Judaica gifts for a boy turning 13 and reaching the age of Bar Mitzvah.  Now, there’s a way to add even more meaning to the gift by giving a tallit that has been hand woven by an artisan living in a small community in southern Israel.
Inspired by techniques learned in the holy city of Tzfat (Safed), our tallitot are hand-woven by professional weavers using the finest materials from the Land of Israel.  With a wide range of colors to choose from, you will find designs that are modern and traditional, reflecting both taste and tradition in a garment that is suffused with spirituality and is certain to elevate and inspire any occasion.  If you don’t see the colors that you prefer, please contact us and we are happy to create a custom order.
The tallit is an ancient symbol of Jewish devotion, and our goal is to restore the quality and authenticity of this symbol and make our legendary craftsmanship av…