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The relevant statement is in his Pirush HaMishnayos 4:1: ואינו נמצא בידינו היום לפי שאין אנו יודעים לצובעו שאין כל מין תכלת בצמר נקרא תכלת אלא תכלת ידועה שאי אפשר לעשותה היום ועל כן אנו עושים בלבן לבדו And [Techeiles] is not found in our hands today because we do not know how to die it because not all types of Techeiles in wool are called Techeiles ...


I have two hypotheses: 1) If a major rav were to come out with a clear psak in favor, or just start wearing techelet publicly himself, it would be a whole lot to carry on his shoulders. As far as I know, most poskim are hesitant to tackle the question at all. Even Rav Moshe Karp was staunchly opposed to wearing techelet, but when one of his sons came home ...

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