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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
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
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
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.
Jan
26
comment Brachot on Tzitzit
When you make your bracha on the tallis katan in the morning, and specifically have in mind any other tallis katan you put on during the course of the day, you would not make another bracha (e.g. Erev Shabbos). This is also worth keeping in mind during the summer. If you go to the pool or the beach and take off your tallis katan for an hour or two, when you go to put it back on there's a bit of a sheila whether you should say a bracha. By having the abovementioned intention when you first put it on in the morning, then getting dressed again is not an issue.
Jan
11
comment Rambam Tzitzith: 7 or 13 chulyoth?
I'm not sure we're on the same page. What I was referring to is the kind of Rambam tzitzit shown here (though not necessarily techelet) in this LINK
Sep
20
comment Why do tzitzit have fabric-squares on the corners of the garment?
There may be one exception: I read that the shamlei tallith once found among the Temanish Yidden did not have corner patches. BTW, does anyone know why some talleisim have davka wool corners? The "Beit Yosef" tallis (which is marketed for Sephardim) even features a wool atara. Does anyone know the makor for this?