I was looking online for a list of people famous for deciding or influencing halacha, who currently wear Ptil Techelet Techelet ("Murex") However I could not find one.

Does such a list exist? If not, could someone provide a list here?


It seems that this page here "might" have a list of "famous" people who wear techelet, but I can't tell exactly. Certainly some of the rabbis in the halacha section say that you don't have to wear techelet, and they themselves don't. tekhelet.com/pub.htm However, there is too much nuance there for me to get a list from it, easily.

  • If anyone has a suggestion for criteria of "famous" let me know. It's not subjective, just hard for me to define.
    – avi
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:09
  • related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/12824/…
    – Double AA
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:20
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    Well, if you count me...
    – Seth J
    Jan 4, 2012 at 17:33
  • @avi are you looking for an official list? Jan 5, 2012 at 1:51
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    Maharsham apparently rabbikaganoff.com/can-we-identify-the-techeiles wore Radziner Tekhelet. This was before the Murex days so it doesn't answer this question, but it's a pretty big name of someone who rejected all the "we can't discover Tekhelet" stuff.
    – Double AA
    Aug 10, 2016 at 23:08

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An incomplete list:

Anyone feel free to add.

  • Rabbi Yisroel Belsky only Shabbos Jan 6, 2012 at 8:17
  • I remember being told that Rav Dichovsky wears techelet on a separate tallit that he puts on only in private. Can anyone else confirm?
    – Double AA
    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:11
  • Can anyone verify that Hakham Ben-Haim, rosh yeshivah at RIETS and student of HaRav Ben Zion Abba Shaul, wears tekhelet? I was at Rabbi Ben-Haim's minyan on Yom Kippur 5772 and I recall that his tzitzit had some blue threads. Apr 29, 2012 at 16:07
  • i have heard from a talmid that Rav Kalman Epstein of Shaar haTorah wears techeles
    – moses
    Apr 29, 2012 at 18:51
  • @HachamGabriel Did you ever find out which shita Rav Yitzchak Meir Morgenshtern goes like in regards to the number of strings?
    – Yehoshua
    Jun 30, 2015 at 22:41

R' Shlomo Riskin - I saw it with my own eyes, and when someone asked about them, his exact comment was:

You have an opportunity for a mitzvah d'orayta - how can you not wear them ?

Later he mentioned that they were from P'til Techelet.

  • I saw Rav Berl Wein with techelet (tied Rambam) on his tallis gadol. I didn't notice whether he had it on his tallis katan. Jun 15, 2015 at 11:58

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