This cloth that to most people would look like nothing out of the ordinary, is one of the most special objects that I own. People would say that it is just an item you wear to synagogue, but this piece of cloth means so much more. I got this item in 2018 for my Bar-Mitzvah from my grandparents. The tallis came in a black bag laced in gold. The tallis also came with a yamaka that is also black and laced in gold like the bag, and the tallis is white with a piece of black cloth laced onto it that says the prayer for putting on the tallis. The tallis has 613 knots in the strings to represent the 613 different mitzvahs. My tallis is not only a link to my heritage and religion, it is a link to my grandfather who passed away. He and my grandmother got it for me, and it is the last thing I ever received from him. In all of these ways, my tallis is special to me and I love it very much.
– Noah Greenberg