The Tsitsith
An article of Jewish religious apparel, the fringe or tassels
attached to the outer garment, which are believed to be endowed
with talismanic properties. In modern times, the fringe
has survived in the praying shawl named talith and in a garment
worn on the chest. A sentence in the Talmud states ‘‘Whoever
has the tephillin bound to his head and arm, and the tsitsith
thrown over his garments . . . is protected from sin.’’ (See also

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