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Talit, pl. talitot (tah-leet,tah-lee-toht) — Large rectangular garment with tzitzit in each of its four corners, used by adult males during morning prayer service and certain other services
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Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing over Public Talit
You may say the blessing on a public talit gadol available at the...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: What the Blessing Covers
Saying the blessing on a talit gadol, while intending to cover all...
Talit Gadol: Description
Talit Gadol: Color
A talit should be primarily white.  Here are some details:...
Talit Gadol: Description
Talit Gadol: Material
A talit gadol (or a talit katan ) must be made from at least 51%...
Talit Gadol: Description
Talit Gadol: Tzitzit Placement
Like all tzitzit , tzitzit on a talit gadol must hang over the...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol with Talit Katan
Wear a talit gadol even though you are already wearing a talit...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Amida
A talit is required only when saying the amida prayer, but the...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing Once Married
Once a man is married and wears a talit gadol , he stops saying the...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Placing Talit on Head
Placing the talit gadol over your head while saying the talit...
Talit Gadol: Description
Talit Gadol: Size
The minimum size for a talit gadol is so you could put it over your...
Talit Gadol: Why
Talit Gadol: Form of Honor
It is a form of honor for the congregation for the leader to dress up...
Talit Gadol: Why
Talit Gadol: Humility
When a person speaks directly to God, it is very important to...
Talit Gadol: Why
Talit Gadol: Mitzva
Men wear a talit as a mitzva (wearing a four-cornered garment in...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Married Men
Once a man has been married, he must wear a talit when saying...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Mincha
When wearing a talit at mincha Torah reading--such as for an...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Prayer Leader during Amida Repetition
A prayer leader should be especially careful to cover his head when...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing between Bar'chu and Amida
Situation You began shacharit on your way to synagogue and are...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing on Loaned or Borrowed
Do not say a new blessing when you put back on your talit gadol that...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing when Borrowed for Aliya/Prayer Leader
If you borrow a talit , such as for an aliya or to serve as prayer...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Replacing One that Fell Off
Say a new blessing when you replace a talit gadol that fell off your...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Replacing One You Removed by Choice
Do not say a new blessing when you replace a talit that you chose to...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Which Blessing
The blessing over putting on the talit gadol is lehit’ateiph...
Talit Gadol: How To Put On
Talit Gadol: Putting on in Morning
To put on a talit in the morning: Say the blessing...
Talit Gadol: How To Care For
Talit Gadol: Folding, Rolling, Hanging
You do not need to fold a talit after using it; you may roll it or...
Talit Katan: Size
Talit Katan: Size
The minimum size for the garment of a talit katan is large enough to...
Talit Katan: Marking
Talit Katan: Marking Front and Back
A talit katan do not need to be marked with a front and back, but...
Talit Katan: Blessings
Talit Katan: Blessings: Shabbat or Jewish Festival Talit Katan
Situation You switch to a special talit katan right before...
Attire: Women's/Men's (Begged Ish)
Attire: Woman Wearing Talit for Warmth
          A woman should...
Dressing
Talit
An adult male is wrapped in a talit but one of the tzitziyot is made...
Amida: Reader's Repetition: Priestly Blessing (Birkat Cohanim)
Birkat Cohanim: Talit over Child's Head
It is a custom for fathers to cover their sons’ heads with their...
Talit Katan: Material
Talit Katan: Material
A talit katan (or a talit gadol) must be made from at least 51%...
Talit Katan: Blessings
Talit Katan: Blessings: Shema if You Wake Up Early
Situation You wake up early and want to say shema (in case you...
Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Here is a typical order of waking/morning prayers for weekdays (many...
Tzitzit: When To Check
Tzitzit Checking: Before Blessing
You are not required to check tzitzit on a talit katan or talit...
Shema: How To Say
Kissing Tzitziyot in Shema
Kiss all four tzitziyot in a talit gadol when saying the shema ....
Tzitzit: What To Wear
Tzitzit: Placement
Like all tzitzit , tzitzit on a talit gadol should hang over the...
Tzitzit: Disposal
Tzitzit: Garment Disposal
Garments for talit katan and talit gadol have no special holiness (...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
Commandments (Mitzvot)
Precedence of Mitzvot
A frequently performed commandment generally takes precedence over a...
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Begin
Introduction: Shacharit: When To Begin
B’di’avad , you can say shema and amida as early as 72...
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Begin
Shacharit: Earliest Time for Blessings over Tefilin and Tzitzit
Earliest time to say blessings over tefilin and tzitzit/talit is...
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Begin
Very Early Shacharit: How To Begin
If you must say shacharit very early:      1....
Shema: What To Wear
What To Wear for Shema in Shacharit
Men should wear a talit katan (for married men, also wear...
Wedding Customs (These are NOT halachot!)
Wedding Customs: What the Bride Buys
The bride buys for the groom: Talit and kittel ,...
Tzitzit: When To Wear
Tzitzit: At Night or While Sleeping
Tzitzit should be worn day and night but not during sleep. (The...
Tzitzit: When To Wear
Tzitzit: When Hot
You do not need to wear a talit katan at any time when you would not...
Tzitzit: What To Wear
Tzitzit: Knots and Wraps
Tzitzit strings have five knots separating four wraps of strings....
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: Which Items
Items on Which Men Say SheHecheyanu
Men say s he’hecheyanu on a new talit. Do not say s...
Introduction to Holy Written Objects
Introduction to Holy Written Objects
By surrounding ourselves with reminders of the commandments and with...
Kri'a: On What To Tear
What To Tear for Kri'a
When tearing kri’a , do not tear underwear, a coat or sweater...
Jewish Festivals: Folding Clothes
Jewish Festivals: Folding Clothes on Existing Crease
Don't fold clothes (including a talit ) on an existing crease on...
Sheimot: How To Dispose of
Sheimot: Disposal
These holy writings ( tashmishei kedusha ) may not be thrown directly...
How To Pray: Actions: Bowing: Two Main Types
Waist-Bowing and Knee-Bowing
There are two main types of bowing during the prayer services: ...
Shabbat: Folding Clothes
Folding Clothes on a Crease on Shabbat
Don’t fold clothes (including a talit ) on an existing crease on...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Mitzva Obligations
Although women and girls are generally exempt from time-dependent...
Jewish Festival Checklist
Preparing for Jewish Festivals
Here are some suggestions (they are NOT halachot !) of what to prepare...
Shabbat: Preparation Checklist
Preparing For Shabbat
Here are some suggestions (these are NOT halachot !) of what to prepare...
Tish’a B’Av
Tish'a B'Av: Tefilin
Tish’a b’Av is similar to the day of burial of a person...

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