Ben - Ben's Tallit Shop

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Owner and operator of Ben's Tallit Shop.


Dec
12
comment Can a non-Jew don tefillin?
Also, it seems to me that a distinction should be drawn between tallit and tefillin. We don't sell tefillin to a non-Jew because we don't trust him to be careful enough when it comes to kedushas tefillin, but the Gemara gives a very different reason (really two reasons) not to sell a tallit to a non-Jew (see Menachos 43a).
Dec
12
comment Can a non-Jew don tefillin?
I'm very curious about this issue. If a ger is required to wear tefillin starting on the day of his conversion, how can he do the mitzvah if he's wholly unfamiliar with it.
Dec
9
awarded  Supporter
Dec
9
comment Rambam Tzitzith: 7 or 13 chulyoth?
@CharlesKoppelman and WAF - I am, indeed, the owner. We tie a lot of Rambam, usually 7 chulyoth. The quotation you cited was based on a Yemenite Yid down the street, who did not sound so authoritative, so I wrote that, but I'm not sure it's accurate.
Dec
9
answered Why do Lubavitch talisos ensure tzitzis hang off the side?
Dec
9
comment Little knots of wool on the bottom/side of the Tzitzit
Makes sense. But that would mean they are largely superfluous if you wear a tallis katan with a T-opening in front.
Jun
20
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
18
comment What's the story with “undershirt Tzitzis”?
As I recall, HaRav Binyomin Zilber zt"l addresses this question in Az Nidberu, and he learns that a t-shirt tzitzit is more problematic because it's not just liable to absorb sweat, but is made to absorb sweat. Also, it should be noted that what are referred to commercially as "t-shirt tzitzit" vary dramatically in design. Some of them are mamash like a t-shirt, while others are close to a traditional cotton tallis katan, only they are designed to stay in place better.
May
11
awarded  Yearling
Dec
5
awarded  Excavator
Dec
5
awarded  Editor
Dec
5
revised Techelet from the Kineret
corrected spelling based on the spelling used by the Ptil Tekhelet Association, which is he's referring to
Dec
5
answered Techelet from the Kineret
Dec
5
suggested suggested edit on Techelet from the Kineret
Jun
30
answered How does one dispose of Tzitzis?
Jun
20
answered If a person voids a purchase/sale, what happens to the Bracha?
May
11
awarded  Yearling
May
2
awarded  Self-Learner
Mar
23
answered Rav Scheinberg and Tzitzis (series of questions)
Feb
26
asked Tallit with Wool Atara