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First of all, it isn't at all a definite fact that the murex trunculus is the correct fish for dying techeiles, or that the evidence is 'compelling' to everyone. There really is a good answer to this question, both in terms of archaeological evidence and halakhic literature regarding the identity of the chilazon. You ask, "let's say that Murex is not the ...


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From http://tekhelet.com/tekhelet/ask-ptil-tekhelet/ Q. Who is the mashgiach on the process making sure it's lishma, etc.? Who gives the official hechsher? A. R. Eliyahu Tavger is the Rav of the Amuta. The workers doing the dyeing, spinning, twining of the threads are all yirei shamayim Jews who are very careful to state explicitly before every ...


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from http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/a-colourful-debate.html Question: I see some men walking around with a blue techeles thread on their tzitzis. If we know what techeles is, why don’t we all wear it? Answer: Wearing techeles was always an integral part of the mitzva of wearing tzitzis. Unfortunately, however, the art of making techeles ...


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Rav Hershel Schachter in this shuir at 29:30 says that some are afraid to wear techelis because of mechzei kyuhara,but he explains that is only talking about a middas chassidus not trying to fulfill a positive commandment. Whether one agrees with the idea of wearing techeiles or not if one wants to wear it the idea of mechzei kyuhara should not apply. The ...


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A host of information about this topic can be found by browsing more of the Psil Tekhelet website, tekhelet.com. A presentation of a blue murex-dyed textile can be found here. There is much more information to be seen, and it cannot all be written in this forum. As far as I know, no actual tzitzis with blue threads of any kind have been discovered. However, ...



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