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Thursday, December 7, 2000

Tallit - Made in Israel

On putting on the tallit and the tefillin on the arm and the forehead respectively (Ber. 60b; Yer. Ber. ix. 2, 14a; Tosef., Ber. vii. 10; and Men. 36a,

Various authorities have differed as to whether women are permitted to wear a tallit. In Orthodox Judaism, many authorities discourage women from wearing a tallit while some Modern Orthodox authorities permit it. In other branches of Judaism it is more commonly practiced.

Tallit (Modern Hebrew: טַלִּית)
tallet(h) Sephardi Hebrew: טַלֵּית),
Yiddish also called talles

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