We know that a Jewish man will often wear a tallit, but did you know that all who believe in God can benefit from and wear them?! Man, woman. Jew, Gentile. God has made us ONE NEW MAN in our faith!
Join us below as we discover the importance of the tallit and how Believers benefit from them as well…
The tallit is a form of covering that has been around since Old Testament times. The Lord God, in Numbers 15:37-41, told Moses that the children of Israel were to wear them so that they would remember His commandments and be holy for Him. And many in the Old and New Testaments wore them; even Yeshua our Messiah!
Today, through the sacrifice of Yeshua, wearing the tallit is not a requirement. However, it is one of the spiritual tools God has given us—like the shofar, anointing oil, etc.—and therefore it has a time and place for use… even for Believers!
In Numbers 15:37-41, when the Lord commanded the children of Israel to add tassels to their garments—wear the tallit—He said that it was for two main reasons. One, so that when they would see them, they would remember the Lord’s commandments. And two, so that by remembering the commandments, they might be holy for Him.
Beyond this though, there are other reasons why the tallit is important, and why we can benefit from it…
A tallit, when draped over our heads, is like a tent. A tabernacle where we can intimately commune with God without distractions.
In fact, many believe that Numbers 24:5 actually speaks of the tallit worn by the children of Israel and not physical tents where they would dwell.
“How beautiful are your tents, Jacob,
your dwelling places, Israel!”—Numbers 24:5
Being found under a tallit is as a secret place of intimacy that honors God and brings Him to our remembrance so that we can commune with Him. It is beautiful, and this is one of the reasons that the ‘seer,’ who spoke about the tents of Jacob, was directed by God to speak blessings over the children of Israel—instead of curses, like those who attempted to sway his words with wealth desired.
Still, the tallit serves other roles even beyond these…
- It can be a sign of a spiritual covering
- It can be used for the passing of a spiritual mantle
- It can be wrapped around a baby or child when they are dedicated to God
- It can be a sign of agreement with the Lord. It can represent spiritual authority—such as with Jesus, when those who touched “the hem of His garment,” His tallit, were healed due to the spiritual authority (see Matthew 9, 14, and Mark 6)
A tallit can also be used in many other biblical ways such as…
- When we are alone
- When in a crowd of people
- To show our desire to surrender to God and commune with Him
- To set ourselves apart so that we can come into agreement with the Lord and the authority He has given us
Yet, no matter the reason behind the use of the tallit. It is God who is always remembered. It is He who is always put first. And it is God who is honored.
When we are under the covering of our God—when we are under a tallit—those around cannot tell who is under it; if it is a man or a woman, a Jew or a Gentile. Because, in faith, there is no division between man and woman, Jew and Gentile… but instead, we are One Creation—ONE NEW MAN. United through a common belief and love of God.
If YOU would like to support Israel and purchase your own ‘Made in Israel’ tallit, visit:
- Tallit: Queen Esther Tallit and Bag | This elegant tallit is made from a blend of polyester and wool, with purple, pink, and gold stripes. The four corners feature regal symbols—the royal crown and a majestic robe with the golden scepter—reminding you that you belong to the King. Comes with a complementing fabric bag.
- Tallit: Light Blue and Silver | The light blue and silver colors symbolize purity and the Holy Spirit. An embroidered crown is placed on both sides of the neckband, reminding you of your King and Savior, Jesus Christ. On the bottom of the corners is the Israel skyline in a light blue circle with tassels in the middle.
- Tallit: Boaz | The neckband contains the scripture, “Your people shall be my people, Your God shall be my God.” (Ruth 1:16-17) Boaz was Ruth’s kinsman-redeemer. This tallit reminds you of your Kinsman-Redeemer, Yeshua. Includes English-Hebrew translation card. 100% wool. Measures 72″ in length.
- Tallit: Grafted In, One New Man | This blue and silver One New Man tallit has the tallit prayer written on the neckband in Hebrew. Measures 55 x 71 inches. Made in Israel.
- Tallit: Blue and Gold | This acrylic tallit contains the tallit prayer on the neckband in Hebrew. The corners of the tallit read, “God will bring us to Zion joyfully” in Hebrew. Measures 24 x 72 inches.
- Tallit: Silver Paisley with Bag | Tallit has a handmade macramé fringe, an embroidered tallit prayer across the neckband, a matching zippered embroidered bag, and comes with a booklet on the history of the tallit. White polyester with the look and feel of satin. Measures 18 x 72 inches.
- Tallit: Blue Jerusalem Skyline | This tallit features a beautifully embroidered Jerusalem skyline, the tallit prayer is written on the neckband in Hebrew, and it comes with a matching zippered bag and a booklet on the history of the tallit. This tallit is made of woven polyester with the look and feel of silk. Measures 18 x 72 inches.
- Tallit: Pink and Gold | This elegant tallit is trimmed in a soft, pink and gold acrylic fabric and the tallit prayer is written on the neckband. It comes with a matching bag with a One New Man, grafted in seal, embroidered on. Measures 22-23 x 72 inches.
- Tallit: Blood of Yeshua | This red and gold designed tallit features the crown of thrones on the neckband. The four corners contain scriptures that declare the precious blood of Yeshua. It includes a matching bag with the name of Yeshua embroidered on it in Hebrew and English. Measures 22 x 72 inches.
- Tallit: Gold Paisley with Bag | This tallit has a handmade macramé fringe, an embroidered tallit prayer across the neckband, a matching zippered embroidered bag, and comes with a booklet on the history of the tallit. White polyester with the look and feel of satin. Measures 18 x 72 inches.
- Tallit: Purple Tallit with Bag | This acrylic tallit contains the tallit prayer on the neckband in Hebrew. The corners of the tallit read, “God will bring us to Zion joyfully” in Hebrew. Measures 24 x 72 inches.
- Tallit: B’Nay Or (“Children of Light”) | This tallit is brightly colored with “B’Nay Or” written on the corner, which is “Children of Light” in Hebrew. This tallit is also called, Joseph’s Robe or the Coat of Many Colors, as it recalls the robe Jacob gave Joseph. The neckband contains the tallit prayer in Hebrew. 100% wool.
- Tallit: Black and Gray 3 Piece Set | This beautiful 3-piece Israsilk tallit set is from Shantung silk. It includes: a tallit, matching tallit bag, and kippah. The tallit prayer and two Star of David’s are embroidered on the neckband of the tallit. The bag has “tallit” embroidered on it in Hebrew.