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Shulkhan Arukh 10:10 explicitly rules that a turban is exempt from tzitzit, even if it covers the majority of the wearer's body. מִצְנֶפֶת פְּטוּרָה, אֲפִלּוּ שֶׁל אַרְצוֹת הַמַּעֲרָב שֶׁב' רָאשֶׁיהָ מֻשְׁלָכִים עַל כִּתְפֵיהֶם וְגוּפָם, וְאַף עַל פִּי שֶׁמִּתְכַּסֶה בָּהּ רֹאשׁוֹ וְרֻבּוֹ פָּטוּר, כֵּיוָן שֶׁעִקָּרָהּ לְכַסוֹת הָרֹאשׁ, דִּכְסוּתְךָ ...


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The Alter Rebbe poskined in Shulchan Aruch HaRav that the primary thing is to be of the same species. This is discussed in Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Orach Chaim, 9:1-4, 11:10. http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=25072&st=&pgnum=70 http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=25072&st=&pgnum=79 It's worth noting that he points out the concept ...



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