Tallit Sizing & Tallit Sizes

Tallit Size Chart

The tallit is a prayer shawl worn during morning services. Although only married men have to wear the tallit, it is customary for men over the age of Bar Mitzvah to wear them.  The tallit may be laid over the marriage canopy or be used as a burial shroud. Before putting on the tallit a prayer is said: "Blessed are You, O Eternal our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has sanctified us with your commandments, and commanded us to wrap ourselves in the fringed garment." The tallit is worn by most on the shoulders, while very religious Jews may wear it on their head. The tallit can be made of wool, cotton, or silk and is knotted on its four corners in accordance with the Biblical law.
This Chart will assist you in choosing a Talit in the proper size.
This recommendation is based upon my years of experience.
However, some people have their own opinion on how they like to wear their Talit.
*Please note: Size is in inches before finishing.

1) To wear a Talit in a SHAWL STYLE use the Chart below:
Talit Size (Width x Length) Approx. Height/Type of Personn
10 x 45 3 Ft. - Little Child
18 x 64 5 Ft. - Bar/Bat Mitzvah
18 x 72 5 Ft. 6 In. - Tall Bar/Bar Mitzvah
22 x 72 Under 6 Ft. - Regular Size Adult
27 x 72 Under 6 Ft. - Large Size Adult
36 x 72 Under 6 Ft. - X-Large Size Adult
22 x 81 6 Ft. and Taller - Slim Frame
27 x 81 6 Ft. and Taller - Large Frame

2) To wear a Talit in a TRADITIONAL STYLE use the Chart below:

Talit Size (Width x Length) Approx. Height/Type of Personn
36 x 72 Under 5 Ft. - Bar/Bat Mitzvah
48 x 72 Tall Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Small Adult
52 x 72
60 x 80 Large Adult and Chupah Size
72 X 84 X-Large Adult and Chupah Size

3) To wear undergarment Tzizit use the Chart below.

Talit Katan Size Size
Size in Inches
18" but shorter
18 Adult Small
18 X 46"
20 or No. 8
Adult Medium
20 X 50"
Adult Large
22 X 52"
24 or No. 9
Adult X-Large
24 X 53"
26 Adult XX-Large
26 X 58"
28 Adult XXX-Large
28 X 60"


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