Can someone use material to hold together a tallis (e.g safety pin etc.) that cannot itself make a kosher tallis?

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    What is a "kosher tallis"? Do you mean material that can be used to make kosher tzitzit?
    – Daniel
    Mar 17, 2016 at 15:39
  • kosher tallis, i.e material that requires tzitzis. For instance, leather doesn't ever need tzitzis.
    – jj2
    Mar 17, 2016 at 16:07
  • you ask the din if we coat the wool with a leather patch?
    – kouty
    Mar 17, 2016 at 19:42
  • @kouty a minority, i.e use something like a safety pin to hold pieces together
    – jj2
    Mar 17, 2016 at 21:30
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    @Dude, actual construction, like instead of actually sewing a torn tallis, use a bobby-pin to keep part of it attached
    – jj2
    Mar 17, 2016 at 23:26

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The Mechaber writes that clothing whose corners are leather (a material not Mechuyav in Tzitzis) while the rest is from cloth, is Mechuyav in Tzitzis, and the opposite is Patur.

The Maggen Avraham writes that this is because we look at the majority of the cloth's makeup.

This Halachah is based on the Mishnah in Kla'im, which says that regarding Shatnez we judge a cloth by its majority. (I recall seeing this Mishna mentioned in the MA but can't find it now.)

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    Where does the ma say that?
    – Double AA
    Mar 17, 2016 at 21:22

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