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What is a prayer shawl and how is it worn?

Old 07-07-2014, 10:00 PM
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I'm doing costumes for a production of Fiddler on the Roof, and I'm not familiar with what exactly a prayer shawl is, what it looks like, or how it is worn. I'm hoping someone Jewish can help me out and explain it to me.
What exactly is he wearing and how does he have it on? Are there specifics that I need to know if I'm making them? Or, is there a place where I can buy very cheap ones? (Like under $10 each.)

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:26 PM
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Google has lots examples. I assume you are looking for Tallits which are worn during prayer.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:45 AM
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As the family in the story is Jewish you'd want to be sure to use the proper colors of blue and white with fringes. Here are some images to guide you: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...13.3KoXx9ZyI5I

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Thank you Jan. That was a vary interesting display of Prayer shawls.
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John Hagee Ministries sells them - blue and white stripes with fringe. They even come with an explanation of what each element of the shall means.
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found this
http://www.ehow.com/how_12034455_mak...-costumes.html
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I thought a prayer shawl was a knitted or crochet shawl that you put on to pray with.
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Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
I thought a prayer shawl was a knitted or crochet shawl that you put on to pray with.
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I think you are thinking of the prayer shawls that people make for sick people, they pray while they are making them. That is what I thought of first when I read the title.

http://www.shawlministry.com/
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Dada....yes, the prayer shawls you are talking about are Tallit. However, the extremely orthodox Jewish men (which the characters in Fiddler are), also wear a garment under their shirts that have four groups of fringe hanging outside of their "dress" shirts (called Tzitzit). This is probably the garment you need/want to make. The tallit is only worn when praying in synagogue or when a quorum of men are together for the purpose of praying. If you need more information, you can call a local synagogue (if you don't find enough information on the internet) or rent the movie "Fiddler" to see the costumes.



Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
I think you are thinking of the prayer shawls that people make for sick people, they pray while they are making them. That is what I thought of first when I read the title.

http://www.shawlministry.com/
That's what I thought too. Our church does this for anyone who requests one for a friend or relative. Believe it or not, I've never seen 'Fiddler on the Roof', so I didn't know that it was about a Jewish family.
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