1. One should make an effort to wear an attractive tallit as it is written (Exodus 15) "This is my G-d and I will serve Him in a beautiful manner" which the Talmud (Mesechta Shabbat 133b) explains that we are encouraged to perform the commandments in an attractive manner, to make a beautiful Sukka, beautiful zizit, etc. One should take care to launder the tallit regularly so that it should always be white and clean (K.Hach 24:3) and
someone who is well-dressed but his tallit is repulsive merits a strict punishment. (Bet Simcha p.80)
Note from us: Please consult your own rabbi to find out what to do - these are for learning purposes only.
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 like to dedicate this learning for the speedy and complete recovery of several people, including Gittel bas Yehudis, Mendel ben Florence, our friends' 5-year-old son, Joseph Benjamin, son of Ireneusz Khrystof, diagnosed in April with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and a longtime friend of the family, Franco, son of Joseph, who is B"H recovering from thyroid surgery. Please have them in mind when studying. For updates on Joey please go to his site, http://caringbridge.org/visit/josephlacki
B"H we did our last Happiness Conference Call Tuesday night on skype, reading the Rabbi Pliskin Happiness book as a merit for these and other cholim - we thank those who participated and hope you will all join us for the next installment tonight at 9pm (contact me to find out how to join - firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also thinking about recording/rerecording the classes and uploading them to a web site - for that we need sponsors though - we can mention the sponsor on the site and in the class itself and the money will go to one of several charities. For more information please ask! :)