Hoshen Breastplate Tallit Clip A Breastplate Tallit clip to hold your Prayer Shawl easily around your shoulders while you are deep in prayer. When you buy a prayer shawl you should consider this accessory to keep your tallit securely in place. Silver Plated Width - 1.25 Inches / 3.2 cm Height - 1.5 inches / 3.8 cm The Tallit, or Prayer Shawl, is the most recognizable sign of Jewish worship. It is worn at prayer, or a by a groom at his wedding. The origin of the Tallit lies in Numbers 15 calling for the attachment of fringes to the four-cornered garments, worn at Jesus' time, as a reminder of all the commandments of the Lord. Today for many observant Jews, the use of a woolen Tallit is most important. Seeing the Almighty as the shepherd taking care of sheep whom He loves, the man wrapping himself in the shawl is actually wrapping himself also in the love of God as he prays. Hoshen refers to the sacred breastplate worn by the Jewish high priest as stated in the Exodus. According to Biblical description, the Hoshen contains 12 specific stones, each stone representing one of the Twelve Tribes. The color of each Tribe’s stone became the identifying banner colors for that tribe. One of the biggest mysteries of the Hoshen is its original stone composition. Although the Bible identifies the stones of the Hoshen by name, these names have not been used since Biblical times and scholars have been unable to translate them.