How to put on a tallit

The last step for completing your picture is to learn how to put on a tallit. Here are four simple steps that will guarantee your success:
Begin by opening the tallit and holding it with both hands in a way that allows the atara to be visible.

Recite the blessing: “Praise the Eternal One, O My soul. O God, you are very great. Arrayed in glory and majesty, you wrap yourself in light as with a garment, and stretch out the heavens like a curtain. We praise you, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe: You hallow us with your mitzvot and teach us to wrap ourselves in the fringed tallit”.

Next kiss the atarah twice. Once where the last word of the blessing is embroidered and then where the first word is embroidered.

Now for the last step in learning how to put on the tallit: hold it around your shoulders and over your head. Take a private moment of meditation and simply adjust it on your shoulders comfortably.


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    Diane Jan 28 2012 - 4:57 pm Reply

    Please can you tell me,
    When kissing the atara, Where is the blessing embroidered located at and where the First word that is embroidered located at?
    Thank You I hope you can help me with an answer or tell me what article to read.

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