A tallit is not merely a holder for ritual fringes. Recently one of my teachers reminded me of that fact.
Why do Jews wear prayer shawls? And why do those shawls have knotted fringes?
Yesterday a Google search string caught my eye: “Jewish Rabbi Vestments.”
What do you need, to be ready to pray?
What’s a tallit? What are tzitzit? Why do Jews wear them?
Judaism is full of small rituals, and sometimes those little rituals can make newcomers to the community feel like outsiders.