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, 2012 at 16:24
  • Some hints for places to look. mhcny.org/parasha/1037.pdf
    – avi
    Jan 5, 2012 at 16:29
  • @avi yes this is that person Jan 5, 2012 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. Jan 10, 2012 at 19:27
  • Although the question was already answered, why do you care to know if he does?
    – Yehoshua
    Sep 22, 2012 at 19:24

2 Answers 2


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, 2016 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! Jan 24, 2018 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, 2018 at 0:48

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