February 2, 2017 1:58 am at 1:58 am #619161
Does it really not slip?
Does it come with a grip?
Is it machine washable?February 2, 2017 11:35 am at 11:35 am #1219391
They’re made of duct tape and silly puttyFebruary 2, 2017 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm #1219392
Don’t they need techeles and fringes and duct tape and silly putty are mighty stiffFebruary 2, 2017 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #1219393
Well obviously the strings are made of woolFebruary 2, 2017 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #1219394
My shabbos Tallis is non slip, weekday is regular, slight differenceFebruary 2, 2017 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #1219395
I’m just thinking now, maybe if the begged is made from silly putty and duct tape, the strings can also be made of silly putty and duct tape?February 2, 2017 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #1219396
The ???? on such a ???? is ?????? ??????.February 3, 2017 3:10 am at 3:10 am #1219397
DY, on non-slip tallis or a duct tape one?February 3, 2017 3:22 am at 3:22 am #1219398
Duct tape/silly putty.February 3, 2017 6:50 am at 6:50 am #1219399
If I may say, I am disgusted at the amount of Judaica stores selling women’s tallis. I would say over 80 percent of world wide judaica stores sell them. Abominable.February 3, 2017 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #1219400
They should make the women’s tallises (talleysim? tallisos?) extra slippery. That’ll teach ’em.
But kidding aside, it is really disgusting.February 3, 2017 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #1219401
What does a women’s tallis look like?
Does a tallis need to be kosher? Maybe they sell the treif tallises to women?February 3, 2017 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #1219402
What women need is a Non-slip sheitel.
I would try Meno’s advice of using duct tape and silly putty, but I’m afraid that might be painful.February 5, 2017 10:47 am at 10:47 am #1219403
I am revolted just looking at them. All colourful and silky. I have quietly resolved not to buy any seforim from a Judaica store that sells womens’ tallisim. Which has severely limited the stores I can buy from now.
It’s like a man wearing a dress.February 5, 2017 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #1219404
“I would say over 80 percent of world wide judaica stores sell them. Abominable.”
What?!!! Where do you live? I’ve never seen such a thing. Of course, I don’t usually frequent the Tallis section of the Sefarim store, so I wouldn’t notice anyhow. But I find it hard to imagine that any of the Sefarim stores I go to sell such a thing.
That is so sad! But then again, any store that sells such a thing is probably not a store you would want to go to anyhow. Who knows what else they have!February 5, 2017 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #1219405
Getting back to the point of the original post…I have a non-slip and my talis still slips. Not sure what they do that makes the manufacturer believe that the talis wont slide off, but it does. I think the the nature of the material on which you wear the talis may make a difference, but my talis slips regardless.February 6, 2017 12:36 am at 12:36 am #1219406
Maybe velcro on your tallis and shouldersFebruary 6, 2017 12:43 am at 12:43 am #1219407
I have a non slip and it doesn’t slip.February 6, 2017 1:56 am at 1:56 am #1219408
Is your non-slip tallis magnetic and is your shirt made of metal?February 6, 2017 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #1219409
I do make an effort not to do any backflips in shul. Maybe that’s why my tallis stays on.February 6, 2017 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #1219410
Meno: Maybe you are one of the lucky ones or you have very broad shouldersFebruary 6, 2017 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #1219411
Hmm. Maybe my shirts/jackets are non-slip.February 6, 2017 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #1219412
wow, I never realized that being a boy and wearing a tallis is so complicated! No wonder you have to say “shelo asani isha” every morning to remind yourselves that it’s worth it!February 6, 2017 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #1219413
wow, I never realized that being a boy and wearing a tallis is so complicated!
I’m a man, not a boy. Thank youFebruary 6, 2017 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #1219414
The question really is that when the talis was designed, was slippage a problem or was clothing so coarse that the talis clung to the garment. No one seems immuned from slippage, even Rabbonim, and yet I don’t see the no-slip talis as being the solution as it doesn’t seem to be foolproof.
Lilmod: it’s not complicated but truly being a frum male is pretty demanding on various levels beside the talisFebruary 6, 2017 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1219415
Yesterday I wondered what things men might feel relief from that only someone who’s been there knows.
For example, for me as a human who wears contact lenses during the day, after 14hrs of walking around —including getting puffs of A/C blowing into them when walking into the grocery store and staring at a computer screen —it feels so nice to remove these flimsy pieces of plastic from my eyeball lenses in the evening.
Men may not know how it feels to have one’s head feel heavy from hair. But maybe they know a heavy head from wearing a hat.February 9, 2017 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1219416
Lilmod… I live in Australia. We have one or two stores here. No more. They can’t get most of the books I want so I am forced to acquire them from overseas. I am very aquainted with the who and what. There are extremely few stores that don’t sell womens’ tallisim.February 10, 2017 2:39 am at 2:39 am #1219417
If it is icy out, like it will be tomorrow, is it permissible to wear the no-slip tallis all day, to protect against falling on the ice?February 12, 2017 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #1219418
Turns out those non-slip tallises are phony. I wore mine all day but I still slipped on the ice. I got a conk and the head, but I’ll be out of the hospital as soon as the double-vision stops.February 12, 2017 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1219419
Check the tzitzis.February 13, 2017 3:49 am at 3:49 am #1219420
Glad that they let you in CR while you’re recuperating.
Maybe it has a warranty or money-back satisfaction guarantee.
—Have you washed yours? Maybe it lost its grippage. I have some nonslip mat towels and after dozens of washes, they lose some of their traction. Maybe it’s like that?
DY: What does the tzitzit have to do with it?February 27, 2017 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1219421
Is there a reason why a tallis gadol can’t be designed like a tallis katan, with an opening that fits over your head? That would solve the “slipping off the shoulder” problem.February 27, 2017 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #1219422
I have heard that one of the reasons why Chasidim wear a heavy Atara on their Talis is because they wear “zeidene” (satin or silk) kapotes which were slippery. The heavy atara kept the Talis from slipping off.February 28, 2017 2:10 am at 2:10 am #1219423
I use one on Shabbos. It’s not slip proof, but it definitely slips far less than the non-slip one I use during the week.
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