Thursday, December 4, 2008

Changing one's clothes for prayer


A source for wearing unique clothes to pray:

Where does the Torah teach that changing into fresh clothing is a sign of respect?

"It is written (Leviticus 7), "[After the Kohen clears the ashes from the altar,] he shall remove his garments and put on different garments."

"It was taught in R' Yishmael's school: We see that the Torah taught proper conduct: One should not pour wine for his master while wearing the clothing in which he cooked the master's food."

(Talmud, Shabbat 114a)

Have a great day,

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