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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.]


(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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Gift shop will feature Menorahs, books, baby gifts, platters, Tallit sets for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, jewelry and other unique gifts.
You'd see something on the ground--a glistening lamb shank, or a bowl of ice-cream--and you'd bend down for it, but it was always a trick: everything revealed itself to be a yellow star, a Kippah, a Tallit.
The third and final practice, the wearing of tzitzit, is similarly faithful to the corresponding passage and involves the affixing of symbolically knotted fringes to the corners of a four-cornered garment called a tallit.
Bishop Wayne Jackson gifted the Republican presidential nominee with a tallit -- a Jewish prayer shawl -- and a Christian Bible.
Army units operating to the southwest of Aleppo foil an attack by terrorist groups on Tallit Um al-Qari, destroying 7 tanks and a booby-trapped vehicle and killing a number of terrorists.
When he died they draped him in his shroud like a splendid robe The Tallit he received from his father, his inheritance Was etched with the blue letters of holiness.
2) displays unmistakably Jewish symbols, including a yarmulke, tallit or prayer shawl, and seven-branched menorah, not to attract Jewish congregants, but to communicate the conviction that PNG can thrive by assimilating into its identity the role of the Jew as defined by evangelical Christianity.
Earlier Saturday, the army sources said that the Takfiri militant groups positioned in the nearby areas of al-Amara and Tallit al-Mahdia suffered heavy death toll in the Syrian army's offensives and retreated from the battlefield.
Her 2005 Finding Home #74 (Fereshteh) offers Lilith's name in Hebrew and a winged figure with a tallit (5) as a kerchief--one of its fringes dangling down toward the first lamed (Hebrew "L") in her name--and a hamseh with an eye in its palm dangling furiously away from her neck.
Security sources told The Daily Star that regime forces and its Lebanese allies swept areas around Tallit Moussa, after wresting full control over the peak that lies at least 2,500 meters above sea level and is considered one of the most strategic positions in Qalamoun.
During the wedding ceremony, officiated by her sons, Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman, Rabbi Brenner Glickman of Sarasota's Temple Emanu-El and Brenner's wife, Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman, the couple was wrapped in an heirloom tallit, or prayer shawl, that Lauder had passed down to his son and then to his grandson.
Naomi imagined a big cross on her back and a crown of thorns on top of her head and she took that cross and that crown and scurried around the side of the synagogue to the front entrance where she visited the bathroom and wiped her shoes and grabbed her tallit bag from her school cubby and found her way to the bimah.