1. (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
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How To Use tallith In A Sentence

  • Back in the redwoods in January 1997, a caravan of 100 worshippers - some wearing talliths, or fringed prayer shawls, as Jews have for thousands of years - hiked onto the timber firm's property and planted two dozen redwood seedlings along a barren stream bank.
  • Affright not Joel," Martha replied to her brother, "but tell me whether the _kittuna_ of this Rabbi is wool or flax, or his _tallith_ handsomely embroidered. The Coming of the King
  • Take now thy little _tallith_ and if thy faith fail thee, from the touch of it may new strength come. The Coming of the King
  • At the age of six, I myself wore a tallith katan, or scapular, under my shirt, only mine was a scrap of green calico print, whereas theirs are white linen.
  • Furthermore, it was not the tallith itself that had a religious significance, but the ‘tassels.’
  • Instinctively the fisherman thrust his fingers against the little _tallith_, the touch of which aroused in him a mighty passion, for in the face of the serpent he now saw the lust of the Roman who had taken Sara. The Coming of the King
  • And though he wasn't an Orthodox Jew, he wore official davening gear: about his shoulders was his silky, white tallith with its blue stripes and fringes, and on his left arm and on his forehead were his tefillin—the leather boxes and straps favored by Jews for their morning prayers. Wake Up, Sir!
  • So my uncle was bicycling and praying, and his tallith, had he been on a real bicycle facing the wind and the elements, would have been flapping behind him like a cape. Wake Up, Sir!
  • The shul is brightly lit and the men, in their white talliths, sing and dance holding the Torah rolls in their arms, with the children waving their colourful banners.
  • On the eve of Yom Kippur the service begins before sunset, while it is still day, and therefore the tallith is worn on this occasion.
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