Tallit (טלית), in Ashkenazic Hebrew and Yiddish known as tallis, in Sephardic Hebrew and Ladino known as talet, is a Jewish prayer shawl. It is worn during a prayer by religious men over bar-mitzvah age. It is rectangular in shape and on its four corners there are twined and knotted fringes known as tzitziyot (sg. tzitzit). These fringes are based on the Torah, which says 'And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them'. Size of tallit is prescribed by Jewish law (Halakha). Tallit is worn e.g. during the morning prayer, Shabbat, religious festivals, feast days and it should be draped over one's head. Tallit and tzitziyot remind us 'G-d's teaching and need to encourage sanctity of private and national life.