This geometric jacquard designed black wool Tallit is designed and manufactured by the artists at Galilee Silks in Israel. A modern, contemporary variation of the traditional Jewish morning prayer shawl, this avant-garde tallit makes a wonderful bar mitzvah or wedding gift.
Traditionally, Jewish people wear the tallit (tallis) prayer shawl every day during the morning prayer service, Shacharit. A four cornered garment, it has several strands of white tzitzit (tzitzis) string tied to each corner. Incidentally, the regular tzitzit garment is often referred to as a tallit katan.
According to the Sephardic (Middle Eastern) Jewish traditions, a Jewish person begins wearing a tallit for prayers once they have become a bar mitzvah (ritual adulthood). In Ashkenazic (Eastern European) Jewish circles, the Judaica garment is worn during the bar mitzvah ceremony, but it is only worn full-time after one has been married.