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Tzitzit


Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


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[ xxii ] Fringes worn at the corners of four-cornered garments by Jews, as commanded in the B ible ( Numbers 15: 37–41), to remind them of God's commandments. Since four-cornered garments are not part of normal Jewish dress any more, a special four-cornered fringed prayer shawl ( tallit ) is worn for morning prayers. A smaller fourcornered fringed garment ( tallit katan ) is worn by traditional Jews as an undervest throughout the day. Women do not have to wear tzitzit. [14 vol. 15: 743, vol. 16: 1187] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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