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455. The Wool Used for Tzitzis
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Tzitzis 1:10 Both the white strings and the techeiles may be made out of interwoven strings. Even a string made of eight interwoven threads is considered a single string vis-à-vis tzitzis. Tzitzis 1:11 Both the white strings and the techeiles must be spun with the intention that they will be used for the mitzvah of […]
454. How to Make Tzitzis Without Techeiles
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Tzitzis 1:8 The number of divisions made on each corner should be no fewer than seven and no more than thirteen. This is just the optimum way to perform the mitzvah; if one made only one division, it is valid. If one winds the techeiles around the greater portion of the tzitzis, it is valid. […]
453. How to Make Tzitzis
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Tzitzis 1:6 Here’s how tzitzis are made: One starts from the corner of the garment and moves up no more than three finger-widths from the edge, but not less than the distance from the knuckle of one’s thumb to the end of it. Four strings are inserted through a hole there, which necessarily folds them […]
452. Just White or Just Blue
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Tzitzis 1:4 Lacking techeiles does not prevent one from performing the mitzvah of the white and lacking the white does not prevent one from performing the mitzvah of the techeiles. Therefore, if a person does not have techeiles, he should make tzitzis just from the white. Similarly, if tzitzis were made of both white and […]
451. Techeiles
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Tzitzis 1:2 We take a string of wool dyed the color of the sky and wind it around this fringe. This string is called techeiles (blue). The Torah did not set a fixed number of times that this string must be wound. Tzitzis 1:3 The mitzvah of tzitzis contains two commandments: to make a fringe […]