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Small prayer shawl

(Tallit katan)


A poncho-like garment with a hole for the head and knotted fringes attached to its four corners.


How to tie your own tzitzit.


  • Hebrewטלית קטן
  • GermanKleiner Gebetsschal
  • RussianТалит катан
  • FrenchPetit châle de prière
  • DutchKlein gebedskleed
  • ItalianPiccolo scialle rituale
  • CzechTalit katan
  • HungarianTalit katan
  • SpanishTalit katán
  • GreekΤαλέθ κατάν
  • PolishTalit katan
  • Arabicطليت كطان
  • Yiddishטלית־קטן
  • LadinoTalit katan


Hertzel, Hillel Yitzchak. Tzel Heharim: Tzitzit: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ritual Four-Cornered Garment According to the Sephardic Tradition. Jerusalem & New York: Feldheim Publishers, 2006.

Juhasz, Esther, “Tzitzit – Ritual Fringes.” The Jewish Wardrobe: From the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, ed. Esther Juhasz, Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2012, pp. 44-64.

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