How do you sew an embroidered collar?
Asked in Judaism, Tanakh and Talmud
Is it required to have the biblical prayer on the neckband of the tallit?
First of all, the words most commonly embroidered on the collar of a tallit are not a biblical prayer. The typical choice is the blessing that's recited as one puts on the tallit. Nothing on the tallit is 'required' except the fringes at the four corners. The blessing is typically embroidered on the collar simply to give the wearer ready access to the words he needs at the moment he's most likely to be looking straight at the collar.