Friday, October 22, 2010

Tallit Katan

    David my firstborn recently bought his tekhelet and was in need of a tallit katan for daily use. We decided to make a tallit katan at home ourselves. To begin with, I bought him some plain white t-shirts. I thought about the buttonholes a bit and couldn't decide on how to go about it. I haven't sown in a long time except for a couple of sashes my girls needed for dance class so I wasn't sure if I could do this right. After some thought I opted to cut out the buttonhole strip from another shirt that we no longer needed. To begin the tallit, first I cut a six inch slit on both sides of the shirt to create the corners for the tzittzit. After sowing the edges of all corners; a small square of the shirt with the buttonhole was sown in to each of the corners. Once the buttonholes were in place, the tallit was ready for the tzitzit. I attached the tzitzit which my son had previously prepared by tying the knots beforehand. The whole proccess was much easier than I had thought, and I'm now ready to work on a tallit for my other boys.

37 The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 "Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39 "It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God. 41 "I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God ; I am the LORD your God."    Numbers 15:37-41






  1. Shalom MJ... how are you? So pleased to read your commment on my blog and so glad to see you have a blog... HOpe your Sukkot celebration was wonderful our was!! I still need to blog about it but I've misplaced my camera and I'm praying I find it because Iwant to post the pics I took.

    Be blessed my dear friend!!
    are you still on cafe mom?

  2. Thank You YahKheena, I'm grateful for your friendship. I've only started working on my blog recently.
    I haven't been on cafemom as much. I only check in occasionaly.

    I do hope to see your post on Sukkot, maybe you have already seen mine. It was such a beautiful celebration, every year they seem to be getting better. Praise be to Ad-nai.

    I will be looking foward to reading your posts.
    May our L-rd fill your life with blessings
    In Yeshua,

  3. Good Blog as here I found useful information.The tallit – Jewish prayer shawl – is a commemoration of a kind of wrap that was worn by our forefathers.

  4. Great Post Miriam! I look forward to knowing you better through your blog and on Messinianic Keepers at Home.

  5. It's such an interesting post on bat mitzvah tallit. I read your post, I found that there are many tallit store in Israel, who can make your own tallit on your needs and choices.