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SewJewish Coming Soon – How to Make a Tallit and Much More

Tallit - Tallis - from SewJewish.com
Update: You can now find complete instructions for making a tallit and more projects at Sew Jewish.

I’m working on a new website that will show you how to use simple sewing techniques to make quality Judaica that you’ll love using. It’s called Sew Jewish. This pic is from one of the first planned posts, How to Make a Tallit. I’ll let you know when the site is up. (Update: It’s up!)

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Why do the Jewish bride and groom wear white?

In Judaism, a person’ wedding day is a day of renewal, a personal Yom Kippur. On the wedding day, the bride and groom’s souls are wiped clean. White is a symbol of the bride and groom’s spiritual purity. The bride wears a white wedding dress, and the groom traditionally wears a white robe called a kittel, or a tallit, a prayer shawl.

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