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Prayer Shawl ("Tallit") belonging to Al Schatenstein. Shawl is in good condition. In brown bag with yellow Star of David sewn on bag. Bag is in good condition. Includes set of Phylacteries, in fair condition.

History and meaning of Tallit, taken from Wikipedia: "The tallit is worn over the outer clothes during the morning prayers (Shacharit) and worn during all prayers on Yom Kippur.[5] The tallit has special twined and knotted fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners. Most traditional tallitot are made of wool. Tallitot are often first worn by children on their Bar Mitzvahs. In orthodox, Ashkenazi circles, a Tallit is customarily presented to a groom before marriage as part of the dowry."

History and meaning of Phylacteries, taken from Wikipedia: "Tefillin (Askhenazic: /'tf?l?n/; Israeli Hebrew: [tfi'lin], ??????) also called phylacteries (/f?'lækt?ri?z/ from Ancient Greek phylacterion, form of phylássein, f???sse?? meaning "to guard, protect") are a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah, which are worn by observant Jews during weekday morning prayers. Although "tefillin" is technically the plural form (the singular being "tefillah"), it is loosely used as a singular as well.[1] The hand—tefillin, or shel yad, is placed on the upper arm, and the strap wrapped around the arm, hand and fingers; while the head—tefillin, or shel rosh, is placed above the forehead. The Torah commands that they should be worn to serve as a "sign" and "remembrance" that God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt."

Entire set is from approximately 1950s.
Sonya Robbins Collection
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