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Wearing a tallis?
Noahide men (or women) should not buy their own tallis gadol to use during their daily morning prayers, or a tallis katan to wear continually (even with the tzitzis fringes not showing). The tallis is a uniquely Jewish symbol. Thus a Noahide who wears a tallis is likely to be mistaken for a Jew in a synagogue service or in other settings (including the places where a Noahide might go without hesitation, but which would be forbidden for an observant Jew to be seen there).

Also, if a tzitzis fringe on a Noahide's tallis came undone on the end and he retied it himself, it would be forbidden for a Jew to put on that tallis, since it would no longer be fulfilling the mitzvah, and thus the four-corned garment would be forbidden for him to wear. This is one reason why a Noahide should not have his own tallis, because it might get acquired or borrowed by a Jew.

But even without that possibility, Noahides should not acquire and/or wear tallis or tefillin, or do the other things quoted above from the book "Path of the Righteous Gentile." There are and must remain these clear lines of distinction between Jews and Gentiles.

Furthermore, tallis and tefilin, though somehow related in practice to Jewish prayer, actually are independent mitzvos and have nothing to do with prayer-services and do not add to them. They are distinct mitzvos on their own. Thus it should be emphasized that the only "enhancing tools" for prayer by Noahides are sincerity and submission to G-d.

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Wearing a tallis? - by James7 - 06-21-2007, 10:17 PM
RE: Tallis - by ProudNoachide - 06-25-2007, 06:17 AM
RE: Tallis - by bnainoah - 07-26-2007, 06:14 AM
RE: Wearing a tallis? - by Rabbi Immanuel Schochet - 07-27-2007, 08:42 PM
RE: Wearing a tallis? - by bnainoah - 08-04-2007, 05:30 AM
RE: Wearing a tallis? - by Joachim ben Noach - 01-22-2009, 12:03 AM
RE: Wearing a tallis? - by Director Michael - 08-05-2007, 05:39 PM
RE: Wearing a tallis? (updated) - by NiklasTyreso - 07-03-2009, 11:18 PM
RE: Wearing a tallis? - by Director Michael - 04-09-2009, 07:59 AM
RE: Wearing a tallis? - by Director Michael - 07-10-2009, 06:12 PM

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