Does anyone know if HaRav HaGaon Asher Weiss wears Techelet?

Also, why or why not?

  • Is this the same person? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osher_Weiss – avi Jan 5 '12 at 16:24
  • Some hints for places to look. mhcny.org/parasha/1037.pdf – avi Jan 5 '12 at 16:29
  • @avi yes this is that person – Hacham Gabriel Jan 5 '12 at 16:39
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    Here is a list of audio lectures by Rav Weiss about Tzitzis. I must confess I did not listen to them all the way through and what I did hear did not mention Tachelet, but I still thought they might be interesting in this context. Enjoy. Rabbi Asher Weiss on TzitTzit Go to link, go to Bamidbar, Shlach, and there you will find the list of shiurim. – morah hochman Jan 10 '12 at 19:27
  • Although the question was already answered, why do you care to know if he does? – Yehoshua Sep 22 '12 at 19:24

He does not. (My Brother In Law learned in his Yeshiva).

  • We now also have his Shu"t cheek 2 which he writes exclusively that we need not wear it – sam Jan 10 '16 at 6:26

He does not. He feels that archaeology cannot change a halacha and therefore we need not concern ourselves with the shaila. See Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz here who address this: http://www.yutorah.org/sidebar/lecture.cfm/857737/rabbi-aryeh-lebowitz/ten-minute-halacha-why-do-so-many-gedolim-still-not-wear-techeiles-/

  • Hello ShmuelRefael, welcome to Mi Yodeya! – רבות מחשבות Jan 24 '18 at 22:12
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    The recording of his I've heard isn't quite that, it's that the archeology is inconclusive; techeles was a rare thing, so the common murex factories are probably something else, such as argaman. In essence, we are searching under the lamppost. – Shalom Jan 25 '18 at 0:48

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