“And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: “Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them throughout their generations fringes in the corners of their garments, and that they put with the fringe of each corner a thread of blue… that ye may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy unto your God.” (Numbers 15:37-40)
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes…” (Deuteronomy 6:8)
A biblical and everlasting emblem or the Jewish faith, the Tallit (prayer shawl) serves a number of objectives in Jewish life, including as a “chuppa” (marriage canopy) and, of course, a shawl that is worn and actively “used” during certain weekday, Shabbat and Yom Tov prayers. As commanded by the Torah, a tallit is a garment with four fringes, to which are attached “tzitzit” and “techelet”, reminders of the covenant between the Jewish people and God and a symbol of one’s commitment to leading a mitzvah filled life.
To reflect the sanctity of the Tallit and that which it symbolizes, we, at Shalom House, offer a wide array of Tallits made of the finest wools, chiffon and silks, in a multitude of colors and patterns. We also offer “Tzizit”, which, in addition to the fringes of a Tallit, also refers to the more practical day to day garment that drapes comfortably over one’s head and is worn beneath everyday clothes.
When praying Shacharit (morning prayers), the Tallit is accompanied by Tefillin, worn on the forehead and arm, as described in the verse from Deuteronomy presented above. Tefillin are mentioned 4 times in the Torah (all 4 passages are inscribed on the parchments inside the Tefillin boxes) and indicate:
· The unity of God.
· God’s capacity to perform miracles, especially those done to free the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.
· God’s omnipotence in both the physical and spiritual worlds.
All of our Tefillin are of the highest level of Kashrut and made of quality materials.