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The Evolving Role of the Tallit

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Lisa Grushcow

When I was speaking with a 95-year-old congregant this week, she shared with me the uncomfortable feeling of having her synagogue change around her. “We used to be properly Reform. Now, when I come, I see people wearing a tallit..... " For her, seeing fellow congregants wearing a tallit feels like a betrayal of the Reform principles she holds dear.... The commandment to wear tzitzit , the fringes on the corners of the tallit, comes from this parashah.