Tallit Exploratory Quiz

Which of the following appeals to you? Wearing a tallit makes me feel "dressed and ready" to pray.

Prayer is difficult under the best of circumstances. Achieving kavanah (concentration) is a challenge for most of us. Wearing a tallit can help, in much the same way that we dress specially and prepare for other activities.

Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin offers another interpretation: "How does the mere act of looking upon tzitzit serve to remind one of God's commandments? I suggest that it's like a uniform worn by soldiers in an army. When wearing a uniform, one is especially mindful to whom one owes one's allegiance." (To Pray As a Jew, Harper Collins, 1980)

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