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also tal·lis  (tä′lĭs, tä-lēt′)
n. pl. tal·lits or tal·li·tot (tä-lē′tôt, -tôs, -lā′-) also tal·lis·es also tal·li·sim (tä-lē′sĭm, -lā′-) Judaism
A shawl with ritually knotted tassels at each of four corners traditionally worn by Jewish men and boys, especially at morning prayer. Also called prayer shawl.

[Mishnaic Hebrew ṭallît, cover, from Hebrew ṭillēl, to cover, from Aramaic ṭallel, from ṭəlāl, shade; see ṯ̣ll in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈtælɪθ; Hebrew taˈliːt)
n, pl tallaisim (tæˈleɪsɪm) or tallites, tallitot (Hebrew -liːˈtɔt)
1. (Judaism) a white shawl with fringed corners worn over the head and shoulders by Jewish males during religious services
2. (Judaism) a smaller form of this worn under the outer garment during waking hours by some Jewish males
[C17: from Hebrew tallīt]
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The Syrian Air Force launched airstrikes on ISIS gatherings and dens in the area surrounding Shaer, Talit al-Sawana and Hoisis in the northwest countryside of Tadmour (Palmyra) in Homs, destroying a number of vehicles.
In the meantime, the Syrian fighter jets carried out several air attacks against terrorists' concentration centers and gatherings in Tal Bazzam, Talit al-Nasiriyeh, Souran, Taybat al-Imam, Ma'an, Hilfaya, al-Latamina and in the Western side of Kowkab, leaving tens of militants dead or wounded.
Vekha'asher galah 'el 'erez nishhatu begadav, nishhat hodo Raq bemoto hilbishuhu takhrikh ka'ateret talit sheqibbel me'aviv talit yerushah haquqah tekhelet 'otiyot shel qedushah.
Maya Talit, senior vice president of BABYTV said; "We are so thrilled with all the entries and would like to thank the proud parents who entered their children.
The key thing in this match is that Cork's captain Pa Cronin returns from suspension to partner Daniel Kearney at midfield and with their talit would come as something of a surprise if the Rebels can't make it two from two with their talisman back.
Stephen Epstein, writing in Bneimeshase.com, noted that "evidence of their Jewish roots is very strong with customs such as performing circumcision on the eighth day following birth, honoring levirate [where the brother of a dead man must marry his brother's widow] marriages, offering sacrifices on altars and wearing shawls that resemble the Talit [prayer shawl]."
But Talit Karim, who was made redundant from the plant earlier this year, claimed he had not been given any help.