tzitzit

Ask the Expert: Tzitzit Hanging Out

Why do some people tuck them in, and others let them hang free?

Tzitzit, the Fringes on the Prayer Shawl

Fringes for four-cornered garments.

Jewish Clothing

Garments for synagogue and, for some, all-day wear.

Kippah, Tallit and Tefillin

The clothing of Jewish prayer.

Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.

The Eyes Have It

The commandment of tzitzit (fringes) reminds us to enhance our vision with faith and see new possibilities.

Fringed With Faith

The tzitzit (fringes) and tallit (prayer shawl) serve as physical reminders of our connections with previous generations and of the faith that sustained them and us.

How Do Activists Remain Active?

The tzitzit (fringes) on our clothes remind us not to be discouraged or lose hope for social change, based on the realities we see around us.