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I was looking online for a list of people famous for deciding or influencing halacha, who currently wear Ptil Techelet Techelet. However I could not find one.

Does such a list exist? If not, could someone provide a list here?


It seems that this page here "might" have a list of "famous" people who wear techelet, but I can't tell exactly. Certainly some of the rabbis in the halacha section say that you don't have to wear techelet, and they themselves don't. tekhelet.com/pub.htm However, there is too much nuance there for me to get a list from it, easily.

If anyone has a suggestion for criteria of "famous" let me know. It's not subjective, just hard for me to define. –  avi Jan 4 '12 at 17:09
Well, if you count me... –  Seth J Jan 4 '12 at 17:33
@avi are you looking for an official list? –  Hacham Gabriel Jan 5 '12 at 1:51
@HachamGabriel I don't know what would be official about it. But a collection of "I saw Rav X wearing techelet at this and this wedding" would be just fine. or "Rav Y is known to wear techelet" also works. –  avi Jan 5 '12 at 6:59

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An incomplete list:

Anyone feel free to add.

@avi shouldn't we add "Shlita" to each name? Or to the Gedolim on the list "HaGaon"? –  Hacham Gabriel Jan 8 '12 at 23:21
I think we should give all the Rabbis on the list the same honorifics. This is not a question where we need to debate which rabbi is greater than another and we can avoid issues arising between us by standardizing it. I will do this later if no one objects. –  Double AA Jan 9 '12 at 14:50
@HachamGabriel, I think it's excessive for a list like this, crowding out the information with meta-information. FTR, I hope that all of these rabbis live long, good lives. –  Isaac Moses Jan 9 '12 at 15:59
I took care of the honorific-unifying, linked their names to bios where I could find them, and added source links to the forward article. Please try to include bio links and source (that they wear techeilet) if you've got them. –  Isaac Moses Jan 9 '12 at 16:00
@DoubleAA oh, okay. Baruch Hashem! I just ordered the Petil. –  Hacham Gabriel Apr 29 '12 at 6:42

R' Shlomo Riskin - I saw it with my own eyes, and when someone asked about them, his exact comment was:

You have an opportunity for a mitzvah d'orayta - how can you not wear them ?

Later he mentioned that they were from P'til Techelet.


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