Definition of zizith in English:


plural noun

  • The 613 fringes of thread, symbolizing the 613 commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures, formerly worn at the corners of the shawl-like garment known as a tallith.

    • ‘Seeing the zizith, the mezuzah and the succah are iconic representations, or visual stimuli.’
    • ‘They pressure him to confess that he hides arms under his shirt, in the zizith.’
    • ‘What was the need, then, for a specific text to prove the permissibility of mingling wool and flax in zizith?’