[Franz Rosenzweig's Tallit]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/F220-Rozenzweig-01.jpg
Creation: 1910

The tallit (prayer shawl) is a portable spiritual home in which one can wrap oneself. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish male is buried in his tallit with the corners cut off. The cut-off corner fringes signify that the tallit can no longer be used for prayer by this person. This tallit accompanied Franz Rosenzweig for three decades until the day he died.

Title

[Franz Rosenzweig's Tallit]

Date

Creation: 1910

Description

The tallit (prayer shawl) is a portable spiritual home in which one can wrap oneself. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish male is buried in his tallit with the corners cut off. The cut-off corner fringes signify that the tallit can no longer be used for prayer by this person. This tallit accompanied Franz Rosenzweig for three decades until the day he died.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Tallitim

Source

Nahum N. Glatzer Collection, Box 6, Folder 20

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/F220-Rozenzweig-01.jpg

Citation

“[Franz Rosenzweig's Tallit],” Gallery, accessed November 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/847.