Tallit Exploratory Quiz

Another Jewish ritual object with a similar purpose is: Mezuzah.

Mezuzah literally means "doorpost." It is used today to refer to the small parchment scroll on which a scribe has handwritten the Shema, and which is encased in an ornamental box and affixed to the doorposts of a Jewish home. Like the tallit, the mezuzah is intended to be a reminder of the mitzvot (commandments). The third paragraph of the Shema contains the prescription concerning tzitzit:

God said to Moses: Speak to the Israelite people and instruct them to make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments in every generation; let them bind a cord of blue to the fringe at each corner. That shall be your fringe; look at it and recall all the commandments of the Lord and observe them, so that you are not seduced by your heart or led away by your eyes. In this way shall you be reminded to observe all My commandments and be holy to your God. I, the Lord am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I, the Lord, am your God. [Numbers 15:37-41]

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