According to the rabbinical tradition, there are 8 threads in each side of the Tzitzit.

How many threads in the 'Tzitzit' of Karaites?


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Karaite tzitzit

From this image on the website of the World Karaite Organization, it seems that each side has two cords: one white and one blue.

Based on this video, it looks like each cord is made up of four strings, much like the rabbinical tzitzit.

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as far as I know there is no "required" number of threads. Most of the ones in my possession have 4 blue and 4 white threads. (Maybe all of them.)

In case anyone is interested, I have a learning on techellet (thought it does not touch on the number of threads). https://youtu.be/sI-sBMn7wSk?t=1387

  • But it's written in Tora to have 'Petil' (singular) tcheleth. Isn't it? (honestly, I expected Karaite interpretation to be more attached to what written). Thank you for your answers and for the video (check also 27:00 min.). Commented Mar 17, 2021 at 10:34
  • @A Blue Thread: If you ever see this please answer my question here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/94910/…
    – user16888
    Commented Apr 24, 2021 at 2:44

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