The Tallit Blessing

An Audio Sample

Used with permission from Jadio. Before putting on a Tallit–or prayer shawl–it is customary to recite a blessing and kiss the tzitzit strings. Click here to listen to an MP3 of the Tallit blessing.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הַעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהִתְעַטֵּף בְּצִיצִית

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam, asher kiddeshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hitatef b’tzitzit. Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who blesses us with commandments and commanded us to wrap ourselves in tzitzit.

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