Jesus wore a Tzitzit (Prayer Shawl)

Jesus wore a Tzitzit (Prayer Shawl)

God used the Tzitzit as a sign of sanctification for ancient Israel. It was his way of setting them apart from the other nations. It was a continuous sign to them and to the world that God had called them to be different.

God gave his instructions to the Israelites through Moses in Numbers 15, when he told them that throughout the generations, they should make tassels on the corner of their agreements to remind them of the commands of God and a call to morality and obedience.

As a descendent of the generations of the Jews, Jesus would have worn a Tzitzit according to traditions.  In the New Testament, we see Jesus chastising the Pharisees for wearing their Tzitzit long and wide just for a show while they refrained from actually following the law. 

As we visualize the moving story of the woman with the issue of blood, we read that she pressed through the crowd and reached out to touch the hem of Jesus’ garments. Considering that he was out on his father’s business, we can surmise that this woman would have reached out by faith and touched Jesus’ Tzitzit. We know that her faith made her whole.



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