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After a further clarification question, I have understood from R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) told me that [pending clarification].

Meanwhile, justthere is indeed no reason for a thought: A tefach wide gartel would need to be at least, only one wider than three fingerbreadths in order to be considered aetzba'os (fingerbreadths). The priestly garment properwould thus satisfy this. (and susceptibleNote that according to ritual impurity)some opinions, a k'litefach is in fact only four etzba'os, and not usually held five. Maybe the Torah's listing of the priestly)

The reason is avoiding keilimlavud b'gufo shel adam al pi kabbalah implies the sash's status: Just as two surfaces that are separated by a gap of less than three k'litefachim, which are considered connected in turn would require it to have a minimum breadthregular Jewish law, so too are two areas of the human body considered connected when separated by less than three fingersetzba'os – according to Jewish mysticism. Therefore, a narrower gartel may not properly divide the body halves.

R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) told me that [pending clarification].

Meanwhile, just a thought: A gartel would need to be at least three fingerbreadths in order to be considered a garment proper (and susceptible to ritual impurity), a k'li. Maybe the Torah's listing of the priestly keilim implies the sash's status as a k'li, which in turn would require it to have a minimum breadth of three fingers.

After a further clarification question, I have understood from R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) that there is indeed no reason for a tefach wide gartel, only one wider than three etzba'os (fingerbreadths). The priestly garment would thus satisfy this. (Note that according to some opinions, a tefach is in fact only four etzba'os, and not usually held five.)

The reason is avoiding lavud b'gufo shel adam al pi kabbalah: Just as two surfaces that are separated by a gap of less than three tefachim are considered connected in regular Jewish law, so too are two areas of the human body considered connected when separated by less than three etzba'os – according to Jewish mysticism. Therefore, a narrower gartel may not properly divide the body halves.

2 Temporary removal pending clarification. Was crazy finger/hand breadth misunderstanding.
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R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) told me that there is indeed no reason for[pending clarification].

Meanwhile, just a tefach widethought: A gartel, only one wider than would need to be at least three fingerbreadths in order to be considered a garment proper (and susceptible to ritual impurity), a tefachimk'li. TheMaybe the Torah's listing of the priestly garment would thus satisfy this.

The reason is avoiding lavudkeilim: Two sufaces separated by a gap of less than three *tefachim are considered conected. Therefore, implies the sash's status as a narrower gartelk'li may not properly divide the body halves, which in turn would require it to have a minimum breadth of three fingers.

R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) told me that there is indeed no reason for a tefach wide gartel, only one wider than three tefachim. The priestly garment would thus satisfy this.

The reason is avoiding lavud: Two sufaces separated by a gap of less than three *tefachim are considered conected. Therefore, a narrower gartel may not properly divide the body halves.

R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) told me that [pending clarification].

Meanwhile, just a thought: A gartel would need to be at least three fingerbreadths in order to be considered a garment proper (and susceptible to ritual impurity), a k'li. Maybe the Torah's listing of the priestly keilim implies the sash's status as a k'li, which in turn would require it to have a minimum breadth of three fingers.

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R' Berel Bixenspanner (Montreal, QC) told me that there is indeed no reason for a tefach wide gartel, only one wider than three tefachim. The priestly garment would thus satisfy this.

The reason is avoiding lavud: Two sufaces separated by a gap of less than three *tefachim are considered conected. Therefore, a narrower gartel may not properly divide the body halves.