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Mahloket Rishonim how many strings should be used in the Techelet.

  • One string (Raavad)
  • Two strings (Rashi, Tosafot, Rosh and Tur)
  • Half string (Rambam)

In a case of an argument like this who would we follow? I also read that Rav Meir Mazuz Shelit"a follows the opinion of the Rambam.

EDIT: what's also interesting is that we would never know for sure because randomly Maran decided to base his Halachot on different sources. For example: Bet Yosef O"H 426 cites the Shaare Orah (Mekubal, Rishon) that holds to wait 7 full days in order to recite Birkat HaLevana.

We will never know...

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    "In a case of an argument like this who would we follow?" Are you asking about this case, or more generally? – msh210 Jan 9 '12 at 5:36
  • @msh210 wel...I'm 99% sure there are no other cases where we have this exact argument but in general would be what I'm looking for. – Hacham Gabriel Jan 9 '12 at 14:00
  • @HachamGabriel What about all of Kodshim and Tahorot? – Double AA Jan 6 '13 at 0:26
  • @DoubleAA do you know if anyone holds like the Raavad? Or if anyone specifically holds not like the Raavad (i.e. that his opinion is invalid)? – Hacham Gabriel Aug 18 '13 at 23:16
  • @Hacham In general, or in this case? – Double AA Aug 18 '13 at 23:34
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Kesef Mishne on Rambam (1:6) seems to hold like the Rambam (see Maase Rokeach who to my understand also holds like Rambam). I also believe from Shu"T Hatam Sofer vol. 1 sim. 1 it seems he holds like Rambam. Therefor, the Halacha is like Rambam.

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