Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Put on a Tallit

As quoted from:
Shulchan HaMelech, a Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 3 volumes as compiled by Maharan HaRav Shmuel Laniado z'al, 1923 with the supplement "Al HaShulchan" containing various opinions compiled by Ezra Basri, Chief Justice of the District Court, Jerusalem in 1992.

We would also like to dedicate this learning for the speedy and complete recovery of our friends' 5-year-old son, Joseph Benjamin, son of Ireneusz Khrystof, diagnosed in April with ALL leukemia. Please have him in mind when studying.

p. 29 Chapter Nine Al HaShulchan
1. The order of putting on the tallit is as follows: After reciting the blessing, wrap it only around your head, in such a way that all four corners lie on your shoulders towards the front of your body - two on your right and two on your left - take the two on the right and throw them over your left shoulder so that they are wound around your neck, leaving the two on the left hanging down in front and remain in this position for a few moments, the time it takes to walk four cubits (amot) and then throw the two on the left also over the left shoulder so that all for corners are hanging on your back on the left side.  Wait again the time it takes to walk four amot and then spread the tallit over your body.  (Ben Ish Chai Bereshit 5)

Note from us: Please consult your own rabbi to find out what to do - these are for learning purposes only.

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