TZITZITA set of fringes tied and knotted on each of the four corners of a tallit, symbolizing and reminding the user of God's commandments. Some Jews wear tzizit under their clothes at all times, with the fringes visible.–a sign of life, prayer, action
Knots, fringes, unraveling white threads
I remember as a young child playing with the
My father’s tallitA four-cornered garment to which ritual fringes (tzitzit/tzitzi'ot) are affixed. The knots in the fringes represent the name of God and remind us of God's commandments. The tallit is worn during prayer and can also be drawn about oneself or around the bride and groom to symbolize divine protection..
Tzitzit—A tradition we pass on from one generation to the next
This is how we tie them
This is how we wear them….
This is how we remember with them.
The tallit wrapped around the body for burial
At least one cut off an imperfect tallit buried.
What happened to these cut of tzitzit?
A question I found no answer to until
At Cousin Joe’s funeral
The Rabbi gave to Joe’s wife, son and daughter,
Each a tzitzit from his tallit,
“With this you will remember your husband and father
his commitment to learning and living a Jewish life.”
What happens to these cut off tzitzit?
We hold on to them for memories
We hold on to them to feel connected
We hold on to them to emulate
We hold on to them to continue
We hold on to them for commitment.
Tzitzit—A tradition we pass on from one generation to the next.