Enveloped in Light: A Tallit Sourcebook by Dov Peretz Elkins,Steven Schwarzman

By Dov Peretz Elkins,Steven Schwarzman

A instructing anthology, together with all very important information regarding the tallit (tallis, Jewish prayer shawl), together with own tales, educational articles, and halakhic norms. Essays, sermons, poems, and tales from authors together with S.Y. Agnon, Yehuda Amichai, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Rabbi Reuven Hammer, Rabbi Jack Riemer, Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, and so forth. excellent for bar and bat mitzvah scholars, excessive schoolers, and grownup education.

Contents:

* Introduction—Steven Schwarzman
* The Tallit and Its Messages—Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

The Tallit in Sermons and Commentaries
* A Message from Outer Space—Rabbi Jack Riemer
* Knots: A Sermon for Sh’lah—Rabbi Shamai Kanter
* “And the tzitzit will likely be for you”: A Bar Mitzvah D’var Torah—Alon Futterman
* curtailing Your Lustful Eyes—Rabbi Pinchas H Peli
* The Fringed Garment: The Mitzvah of Tzitzit—Rabbi Hershel Matt
* My Grandfather’s Tallis—Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben
* The Tallit on Kol Nidre—Rabbi Steve Schwartz
* From Our personal garments to God’s personal Throne: the real that means of the Tallit—Rabbi Peretz Rodman
* Lehitatef Batzitzit: improving the that means of Tallit—Rabbi Kenneth R Leitner
* The Tallit and its Symbolism—Rabbi Martin Samuel Cohen
* Tekhelet – A Royal Reminder—Rabbi Mordecai M Kaplan
* To put on Tzitzit—Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
* A Union of Weavers—Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin

The Tallit in Stories
* one other Tallit—SY Agnon
* A Stranger’s Tallit—Allan Rabinowitz
* My Father’s Tallit and the Sefer Torah—Ruthy Bodner
* The infants’ Aliyah in Jerusalem—Judith Weisberg
* Zayde’s Tallit—Karen Misler
* Tallit: Wings of Shekhinah—Susan Mitrani Knapp

The Tallit in Poetry
* Gods switch, Prayers are right here to Stay—Yehuda Amichai
* Jerusalem in Snow—Anat Bental
* Tallis: A Poem—Abraham Kinstlinger
* My Tallit—Ruth Brin

The Tallit in History
* clothing of Prayer—Rabbi Reuven Hammer
* looking for misplaced Hilazon—Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
* looking for Holy Snail—Rabbi Ari Zivotovsky

The Tallit in Halakhah and Practice
* The Tallit: A Halakhic Summary—Rabbi Menachem Raab
* On donning Tallit and Tefillin—Dvora E Weisberg
* From Tzitzit to Tallit—Rabbi Moshe Tutnauer
* could You be Wrapped in Warmth—Susan Klingman

Acknowledgements
Contributors

From the Introduction:
“As some distance as we will be able to inform, this e-book is the 1st try and collect a wide selection of assets to be had in English with reference to the tallit. within the pages that stick with, you will find contributions by way of a Nobel Prize winner besides daily humans, rabbis and professors besides poets and net newshounds. via layout, we’ve integrated such varied voices in hopes of manufacturing a composite photograph; simply because the tallit is a truly democratic garment, making the audacious assertion that all people has inside of us the mark of royalty – whereas whilst, enveloping us in a coziness that marks our courting with God….
The tallit has been round for a couple of thousand years (as you are going to examine in many of the historically-oriented contributions herein), yet there have additionally been a few fascinating advancements in exactly the previous couple of many years because the recipe for tekhelet – the blue dye for tzitzit – has it seems that been rediscovered and girls have began (or started back, as you'll read!) to put on tallitot in a few groups. we are hoping that this sourcebook may help extra humans find out about the wonderful thing about the tallit and its wealthy power as a ritual merchandise in including a religious and moral size to Jewish prayer and life.”

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