Prayer Shawl

Four Tassels, Rockets

Four Tassels

“You shall make tassels (Heb. gadil, twisted thread, or tassel) on the four corners (Heb. kanaf, plural – kanafot) of the garment with which you cover yourself” (Deut. 22:12).

This is the command to wear a prayer shawl (Heb. tallit).  Immediately following the commandment of the tallit, the Torah states, “I the LORD am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God” (Numb.15:41), thus, linking this commandment to the Exodus.