tallit

tallit or tallith [tä lēt′, täl′is]
n.
TalmudHeb talit, lit., cloak < ? root tll, to cover
Judaism the prayer shawl with fringes ( zizit) on each of its four corners, worn over the shoulders or head by men during morning prayer: cf. Deut. 22:12

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also spelled  Ṭalit, Tallis, or Tallith,  plural  Ṭallithim, Talithim, or Tallisim,  

      prayer shawl worn by male Jews during the daily morning service (shaḥarit); it is also worn by the leader of the service during the afternoon service (minḥa). On Yom Kippur, males wear it for all five services and on Tisha be-Av only during the afternoon service.

      Rectangular in shape, the wool (or sometimes silk) shawl has black or blue stripes with fringes (tzitzit) affixed to the four corners as the Bible prescribes (Numbers 15:38). Two fringes fall in front, two behind. Often an embroidered collar is added, inscribed with the blessing to be recited when the ṭallit is put on. A pious Jew is often buried in his ṭallit after one of the fringes has been removed.

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