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Boca Synagogue Wins Guinness World Record

For congregant-made prayer shawl measuring 1471.74 square feet

The latest Jewish creation to be anointed with a Guinness Book of World Records certification is a prayer shawl, or tallit, from Boca Raton Synagogue, a modern Orthodox congregation in South Florida, that clocks in at a whopping 1,471.74 square feet.

The tallit was measured by officials from Guinness Book of World Records on Feb. 12, and as of yesterday, when the synagogue’s rabbi Efrem Goldberg posted the news on Facebook, appears to have been confirmed by the record-keeping authority.

The tallit is worn over the outer clothes during the morning prayers and worn during all prayers on Yom Kippur. The tallit has special twined and knotted fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners. Most traditional tallitot are made of wool, silk, or linen.

Source: Tablet


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