Topic Tags: tzitzit

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“With each knot, I bind my / name and deeds to You”

Tallit Blessings: Tying the Knots

“Remember, you can always find Me in the fringes.” 

Torah of the Broken Heart

A blessing over the tallit for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

We are Not the Fringes

A ritual for tying tzitzit in a communal, reflective, and healing context

person wearing brown tallit silhouetted against the sunset

Prayers for b’nai mitzvah students and their parent(s), rabbis, and teachers to be said before and during the b’nai mitzvah celebration

Blessings for B’nai Mitzvah

The story and ritual explanation of how a tallit and the recitation of the sh’ma helped allay fears during cancer treatment.

Ritual for Allaying Fear
Kavanah for putting on a tallis linking past to present and acknowledging our choice in taking on this mitzvah
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A mother’s blessing for her daughter’s journey into adulthood

Blessing for My Daughter at Her Bat Mitzvah

Invoking the prophetess Devorah and symbolically wrapping tzitzit to welcome a baby girl

baby girl in white headband and red dress
A poem describing the ritual of removing the tzitzit from a dead person’s tallit and giving them to his or her beloveds prior to burial
man in tallit reading prayer book

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