If I am replacing the tzizit on a begged and I use different thincknesses of strings for different corners, is it okay to wear such a begged? Specifically, if 2 corners have thin, dak strings and 2 have thick, aveh strings, is there any problem wearing it because of the inconsistency in the appearance?

  • What do you mean "2 corners have thin and 2 have thick"? – Double AA Jul 13 '20 at 18:17
  • If I am in the middle of taking off old tzizis which are thin, and am replacing them with thick strings, but I didn’t have enough time to switch them all, so the talit has 2 new (thick) and 2 old (thin) attached – Eman Jul 13 '20 at 19:43
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    Note that Mi Yodeya does not provide practical advice and does not replace asking your rabbi for such. – msh210 Jul 13 '20 at 20:48

Seems like it should be fine. Meikkar Hadin (letter of law), I believe the Mishna Berurah writes in Hilchot Tzitzit that you can even have different Shitot (ways of tying) on the different corners. All the more so just to have different sizes! However, different methods of tying is not recommended per the Poskim.

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    make sure that there is no problem of Taaseh Vlo min Heasuy though- ask a Rabbi. – talmidforlife Jul 14 '20 at 3:49
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    Thanks for the answer. can you add sources? Where is the mishna berurah? Which poskim don't recommend different ways of tying (where do they say that?) – Binyomin Jul 14 '20 at 5:40
  • I'm not sure I see the connection between different ways of tying and different size strings. How does that rule prove anything about our case? – Double AA Jul 14 '20 at 11:01
  • Different ways of trying usually have different sizes of strings at least somewhat, and it seems like much more of a difference between the corners than this case. – talmidforlife Jul 14 '20 at 13:23

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