“Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them that they are to make themselves tassels on the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put on the tassel of each border a cord of blue; Bible other translations

“tassels.” Today these tassels with a blue strand are put on the ends of the prayer shawls used by the orthodox and ultra-orthodox Jews.

“A cord of blue.” It is from verses like this that we learn that blue is the color of the Law and reminds us to do the Law, whereas red is the color of love and sacrifice, purple is the color of royalty and leadership, and white is the color of righteousness and purity.

Commentary for: Numbers 15:38