I have noticed that there are not only several different gartels but many different ways to tie them. I have always tied mine as I have seen most modern orthodox men tie it, with two loops on the side and then stuck through, but I notice some Chassidim have different methods (not only the ones who wear gele bekishes who have the 248 striped, tefach wide gartels). Attached are some photos, I was wondering if anyone could help identify the minhag, or give a description of how to tie these ways as well...

I have seen the middle knot tie method before but don't know how to do it myself, instruction would be appreciated. The smooth gartel of the man on the right on the second photo is one I have never seen in real life before.

https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC0030.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Hasidic_Men_on_Street.jpg

  • Welcome to MiYodeya and thanks for this first question. Great to have you learn with us!
    – mbloch
    Jun 25, 2021 at 3:30
  • The first picture doesn't look like a special knot to me. I think he just looped the gartel once in the middle before doing a standard tie. I don't think there is any one correct way to tie a gartel, as long as it is snug.
    – N.T.
    Jun 25, 2021 at 9:21


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