You Wear It
A Young Israel class learns all about tzitzit-.
articipan.ts in a Young Israel
of Southfield class have been
learning both the haws and
whys of Jewish tradition, starting
with a course last September on
blowing the shofar and, most
recently, wearing tzitzit.
Tzitizit, fringes on a tallit or on
an undergarment worn beneath a
shirt, are cited in Nui'nbers 15:37-
41. Their purpose is simple: To
remind the Jewish people of God's
laws. In the Toiah, God tells Moses,
"Speak to the children of Israel and
tell them to affix fringes to the cor-
ners of their garments
The learning project initiated
with Young Israel of New York,
which complemented a monthly
mitzvah class already ongoing at
Young Israel of Southfield. Other
topics include tefillin, the mezuzah
and baking challah.
The tallit becomes a
Rony Wolfe. 7, of Southfiel d finishes tying one corner.
y project fin. Yosi Pieczerzik, 7, and dad, Stuart, of Southfield.
Rachel Wolfe, 9, of Southfield examines knots in the tzitzit.
Zen Newman, I 1, of Southfield straightens the wool tin -cads.