Updated: Nov 7, 2017
He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High, will abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
Jewish men wear tallitot with tzitzit (fringes) over their head adn shoulders in prayer. They often will take a tzitzit and wrap it around thier finger, kissing it.
In Gematria (in Hebrew, a numerical value is assigned to each of the Hebrew letters) the tzitzit value is 600 meaning if you take 600+8 (double strands) +5 knots = 613.
Every corner of the tallit has four strands athat have been doubled over to make eight. Each strand has five knots. Many gentiles have wondered, what is the significance?
The 613 Commands
In the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) there are 613 commandments. So Jewish men, by kissing the tzitzit, are literally loving the Word of God and His commands by wearing this holy garment (see Numbers 15:37-40). Yeshua (Jesus) wore a tallit, in Luke 8:44 a certain woman reached out to touch the edge of His garment which was the tzitzit. She was instantly healded by doing so! Read Malachi 4:2 for clairty as to why she was compelled to do this. The Hebrew word for wings is kanaph, which means edge, border, or corner. This is a direct reference to the tallit signifying that Yeshua fufilled this text! He is the Word made flesh! Pray with us that Jewish people would reach out for tehir long awaited Messiah and find that He is waiting with healing in His wings!