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Is the Mitzva of Tzitzit an obligation on the clothing or on the person?

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Person. You don't need to have tzitzit on a tallit that you keep in a drawer.

Source: Talmud Menachot 41. See also Rambam Hil. Tzitzit 3:10-11, Shulchan Aruch OC 19:1

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Not only that, but you don't even technically have a chiyuv to purchase a four-cornered garment in order to put tzitzis on it (Rema, Orach Chaim 17:2), though Hashem deals strictly with one who uses that loophole, as the Gemara there says. –  Alex Jan 8 '12 at 4:18
    
Are you implying that if a person wears 10 pairs of Sisit he is only being mekayem on mitzva? –  Hacham Gabriel Jan 8 '12 at 4:34
    
@HachamGabriel Why can't I be obligated in the same mitzva multiple times? Consider mezuzah... –  Double AA Jan 8 '12 at 4:51
    
@DoubleAA I'm not arguing, I'm asking if each one is separate sechar/mitzva. I'm not in such a lumdisheh mood right now :) –  Hacham Gabriel Jan 8 '12 at 4:55
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@HachamGabriel Do people buy houses with the most number of archways/doorways they can find? Most number of accessible roof levels? –  avi Jan 8 '12 at 18:40
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