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or tal•lit

(ˈtɑ lɪs; Heb. tɑˈlit)

n., pl. tal•li•thim, tal•li•tim (tɑˈleɪ sɪm, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Heb. tɑ liˈtim)
a shawl with fringes at the four corners, worn around the shoulders or over the head by Jews during prayer.
[1605–15; < Hebrew ṭallīth literally, cover, cloak]
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A shawl worn by men for prayer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tallith - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each cornertallith - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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I didn't have a cross, or a tallith, or whatever object Bahais bury with their dead.
He prayed without Book or tallith, but with passion.
The life of a tallith; which is not mine, the tallith of death.
I know Gentiles who pray covered with a tallith. They want to get in touch with Jewish spirituality something perhaps best done by living the Jewish life.
The honest reader will not find it so difficult to accept that Caputo desires to speak throughout the text in an "evangelical" voice, that he even goes so far as to wear the tallith of a post-secular prophet, one who genuinely believes that he has heard some good news and who will not leave it to the stones to cry out but will prayerfully, sometimes tearfully, and often playfully, proclaim a kerygma of hope and faith, a saving word about love and transformation, forgiveness and acceptance, and about the constant immanence of the Kingdom of God.
Even the second president of Israel and a Lost Tribes enthusiast, Itzhak Ben-Zvi, wrote in great detail about their origins, which he believed to be Israelite on the basis of testimonies provided by Afghan Jewish immigrants to Israel about Pathan practices Jewish in nature--the lighting of candles on Shabbat, keeping of long sidelocks, wearing of shawls resembling the tallith, circumcision on the eighth day after birth, and Levirate marriages.
Did you force them to wipe the streets with their tallith, burn their holy books and dance around the bonfires?
The costumes seemed like simple variations on several twentieth-century fashions (long Thirties-style evening dresses for Portia and Nerissa, with a hint of punk chain mail, and frock coats over baggy, pegged pants for the men), with some Renaissance showiness in Bassanio's get-up for his first visit to Belmont, and a discreet, state-mandated black Star of David on the breast-pocket for Shylock, as well as the barely visible zizith of the tallith beneath his coat.