Prayer Shawls

Classic Prayer Shawls, Modern Prayer Shawls, Handmade Prayer Shawls, Prayer Shawl Accessories, Tallit Katan & Tzitzit
Choose from traditional wool or acrylic Tallit to contemporary hand crafted ones by Gabriely, Rikmat Elimelech and Yair Emanuel. The Tallit, or Prayer Shawl is worn in many styles, the main feature being the Tzitzit, or Fringes at the four corners.

The tallit (prayer shawl) is worn over clothing during the morning prayers. While Sephardic Jews and Jews of German and Oblander descent begin donning the tallit at their Bar Mitzvah, most Orthodox Ashkenazi men don’t start wearing a tallit until they are married. Consequently, in Ashkenazi circles the tallit is often given to the groom as a gift before marriage as part of the dowry. Because many men do not wear a tallit until after they are married, in some religious circles this symbol is used to help women find single men in the prayer synagogue.

Traditionally the tallit is made of wool, and therefore must be checked by an expert to confirm that there are no traces of linen on the garment (as the Bible prohibits wearing garments that contain both wool and linen). The classic prayer shawl is while with black stripes. However, there are various opinions regarding the weather there is any religious significance to the particular colors of the prayer shawl. According to some Sephardic traditions the tallit is all white, including the stripes. There are many interpretations for the stripes, and one reason is that they symbolize the destruction of the Temple. One can also purchase a more colorful tallit, but these are far less popular among traditional orthodox men.

According to Orthodox law, the tallit needs to be large enough to cover the majority of the individual’s body. On each of the four corners of the shawl there are strings tied in special knots. These strings are called tzizit. Wearing tzizit on a four cornered garment is a biblical commandment, and if the tzizit fall off the garment is invalid. Additionally, there are fringes around the edge of the entire prayer shawl.

Many people choose to buy decorative pieces to go around the neck of their tallit. This is because of the widely accepted opinion that it is ideal to beautify religious artifacts.

Overall, there is much room for variance of the tallit, however, the traditional black and white prayer shawl will probably always be the most popular.

 
  1. 100% Cotton Tallit Katan with tzitzit

    100% Cotton Tallit Katan with tzitzit

    $6.20

    Cotton Tallit Katan with tzitzit Learn More
  2. 100% Wool Tallit Katan without Tzitzit
  3. Acrylic Tallit

    Acrylic Tallit

    $19.70

    Lightweight Acrylic Tallit Learn More
  4. Adult Tallit Katan Undershirt

    Adult Tallit Katan Undershirt

    $12.80

    Adult Tallit Katan Undershirt Style 100% cotton. Learn More
  5. Beige Velvet Tallit (Prayer Shawl) & Tefillin Bags with Leather design

    Beige Velvet Tallit (Prayer Shawl) & Tefillin Bags with Leather design

    $24.50

    Beige Velvet Tallit & Tefillin Bags with center Leather design Learn More
  6. Biblical Women Dancers Tallit

    Biblical Women Dancers Tallit

    $258.00

    Rikmat Elimelech Dancers Tallit Learn More
  7. Bird design Raw Silk Tallit by Yair Emanuel

    Bird design Raw Silk Tallit by Yair Emanuel

    $196.10

    This hand woven raw silk Tallit has an overlay of embroidery forming the stunning birds and pomegranate design on a blue background. Learn More
  8. Black Silk Tallit Set with silver stripes - Gabrieli

    Black Silk Tallit Set with silver stripes - Gabrieli

    $210.00

    A dramatic black silk Tallit Set with refined silver and colored stripes. Ships in four weeks. Learn More
  9. Black Wool Tallit Set with Gold Stripes

    Black Wool Tallit Set with Gold Stripes

    $210.00

    The famous Gabrieli hand loom woven Prayer Shawls are renowned for beauty and craftsmanship. Learn More
  10. Blue Bird Design Raw Silk Tallit
  11. Blue embroidered Tallit Bag with Shoulder Strap by Yair Emanuel

    Blue embroidered Tallit Bag with Shoulder Strap by Yair Emanuel

    $83.90

    This Yair Emanuel Tallisack is easy to carry with an attached shoulder strap. The set includes a Tallit, matching bag and Kippah Learn More
  12. Blue Enamel Star of David Tallit Prayer Shawl Clips

    Blue Enamel Star of David Tallit Prayer Shawl Clips

    $10.30

    A silver color pair of Tallit Clips with centerpiece in blue enamel as a background for a center decorative Star of David. Learn More
  13. Blue Enamel Ten Commandment Prayer Shawl Tallit Clips
  14. Blue Enamel Ten Commandments Tallit Prayer Shawl Clips

    Blue Enamel Ten Commandments Tallit Prayer Shawl Clips

    $10.30

    Silver Plated Ten Commandments Tallit Clips Learn More
  15. Blue Organza Tallit by Emanuel

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