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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jewish Prayer Shawl Wedding Cake Topper

Jewish Prayer Shawl Wedding Cake Topper
The Tallit is an important spiritual cloth to the Jews.  Each stripe, fringe, and knot has a meaning.  For example [source: The Tallet: Spiritual Significance], The numerical value of the word tzitzit (fringes) is 600. Each of the fringes contains 8 threads and 5 knots, making a total of 613. This number corresponds to the 613 commandments contained in the TorahRead more..
In some traditional Jewish weddings, a couple is wrapped in a Prayer Shawl called a Tallit, when the Rabbi has blessed them.  The Tallit represents 613 commandments (WOW, people have a hard time remembering 10).  The Tallit symbolically protects the couple in spiritual strength of Judaism.

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