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A small, fringed, four-cornered garment worn throughout the day (and sometimes night) by Jewish males.

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Baracha When Tying Tzitzit to Mesh Garment

I've read halacha concerning mesh tallitot, that the baracha should not be said when putting it on. But, does the baracha "l'shem mitzvat tzitzit" need to be repeated when tying tzitzit to a ...
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2 holes on my tallit katana am I fulfilling the mitzva? [duplicate]

I recently bought a tallit katan but realized the tzitzit are tied over 2 holes instead of the usual 1 hole I'm used to is this just another way of tying? I'm Ashkenazi am I fulfilling the mitzva?
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Obligation of Tzitzit with multiple 4 cornered garments

According to Halacha, if one is wearing multiple four cornered garments, is it that each one of them individually is obligated in Tzitzit with a beracha, or is it only one which needs Tzitzit which ...
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Reconfiguring Tallit

If a tallit ceases to become a garment or four corners, and is reconstituted, one needs to re attach the tzitzit. Does the same a apply when one: A) Cuts a head hole in the center and wears it like a ...
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Sefaradi Tzitzit Minhag

I'm curious about the different minhagim Sefaradi/Mizrahi communities have around tying tzitzit 10/5/6/5 (Yod-Kei-Vav-Kei) vs. 7/8/11/13. From what I already understand, 10/5/6/5 was the "...
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Does one fullfill mitzvah of Tziszis still for the day if he just dons Tallis Gadol for Shacharis?

If a person is hesitant to wear tziszis all day (because, for example they own dogs that will ruin it), and that person only dons the Tallis gadol for Shacharis and then at Mincha time dons a tallis ...
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Does a tallith absolutely require eyelets on each of its corners?

Does a tallith absolutely require eyelets—on each of its corners—where the tzitzith are affixed? Or, al pi halachah, may the tzitzith be simply threaded through each corner [with, say, a tapestry ...
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Hayyim Vital on the tallit katan

Hayyim Vital tells us that his teacher was careful to wear his tallit katan (a four-cornered vest) over his shirt but under his other garments. In his words: הטלית קטן היה לובשו למטה משאר מלבושיו ע&...
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Why do we put on tallis katan but without a bracha on Tisha b'Av?

The Artscroll Tisha b'Av siddur states clearly that we don tallis katan in the morning of Tisha b'Av but without a bracha. What is the logic behind donning but without a bracha?
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When to wear Tallit?

Should one only wear a Tallit during the daily main prayers three times a day or can one wear a Tallit whenever they pray to G-d.
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A bracha on a tallit gadol and not kosher T"Katan

Does partially intentionally wrong kavanah make a bracha a bracha levatalah? If I put on my tzitzit and notice that a string is missing (or something else which would invalidate it as proper tzitzit) ...
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Tallit katan instead of tallit gadol when traveling

If you're traveling and trying to pack lightly, can you pack tefillin and "just" a tallit katan? Can you rely on a tallit katan rather than a tallit gadol, even if you'd normally wear tallit ...
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Gentile owning a tallit

I am a Gentile. In my naïvete I bought a tallit katan a couple of years ago. I did not know the halakha regarding these things at the time. I very soon realised that I should not wear it, and it has ...
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What is said about wearing a Tallit Katan night?

Many questions here have been centered on the halachot if wearing a Tallit katan at night. My question take a a different approach. I have heard that Kabbalah speaks about the benefit of wearing a ...
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Cleaning Tallis Godol and Tallis Koton

According to Halacha is one allowed to give in his Tallis Godol or Kotton to a cleaners if the actual work will be done by non Jews?
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Exemption from wearing tallit katan other than in extreme heat?

בס"ד I saw an exemption for wearing a tallit katan if the tempature is extremely high. I think this was cited by the Tzitz Eliezer, but I can't find it. Are there other exceptions?
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Are Tzitzis obligated in Tzitzis

According to the Rosh (Moed Katan 3:43), a garment worn solely to absorb sweat is not considered a בגד (with regard to the obligation of מצות קריעה - mournful rending). This principle is invoked by ...
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Origin of diagonal holes for tzitzit

The Chabad practice is to make diagonal holes for the tzitzit in a tallit katan (from here). The Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote in his Igrot Kodesh saying it was the practice of his father-in-law. On the ...
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Why does a Tallit-gadol and a Tallit-katan have Tzitziyot?

Why does a Tallit-gadol and a Tallit-katan have Tzitziyot? Where is there a discussion that a Tallit-gadol and/or Tallit-katan must have Tzitzis or Tzitziyot? I understand Torah says to put ...
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Why are the holes diagonal on a Chabad tallis katan?

So I understand the reasoning for having two holes on the tallis katan (so that the tzitzis will hang on one side of the corner and won't move around), but why do Chabad tallis katans have the holes ...
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Discolored Tzitzis

The Rambam says that the tzitzis strings must be the same color as the garment they're attached to (with exception to the techeiles string which is always blue). (Source?) All of the tallisos these ...
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Skver Tallis Katan

On certain Judaica websites, such as here and here, they have a special tallis katan for sale that they describe as being "Skver" and I assume they mean the Hasidic Dynasty of that name. The first ...
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Keeping the tallis katan straight underneath the shirt

I wear my tallis katan under my shirt, and I usually tuck my shirt into my pants and pull the tzitzis up to wear they come out the top of my pants and hang down at my beltline, like this. The only ...
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Does Seventh Generation fabric softener fray tzitzit?

Has anyone had experience cleaning tzitzit strings with Seventh Generation fabric softener? Does it damage them or is it safe? When I clean my begadim, I let soap get on the strings, but since I have ...
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Community without tzitzith

Are/were there any halachic Jewish communities that do/did not have a daily custom of wearing a garment obligated in tzitzith (e.g. tallith katan/tallith gadol)?
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Wearing the tallit katan over the shirt in Chabad

Lubavitchers generally do not wear the tallit katan over the shirt like other Chasidim. Is this because there is some halacha about it, or kabbalistic preference, or is it simply because the Rebbe did ...
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Why does a Chabad tallit katan have silk corners?

All wool tallitot katanim I have ever seen have reinforced corners, usually made from a square of cotton cloth. This prevents the tzitziyot from tearing through the hole from daily "wear and tear" and ...
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Why was the use of the tallit instituted as halacha?

This article implies that the mitzvah of wearing tzitzit is required only when one wears a four-cornered garment. If one never wore such a garment, one need not wear tzitzit at all. Citation: The ...
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Washing Tallit Katan

One thing I never read about tallit katan is how to wash them? Does wool need to be dry cleaned? Cotton can be handwashed. I guess I could handwash wool as well, but doesn't seem as good an idea. Any ...
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Does anyone have a good video tutorial for tying Tzitzit knots?

I'm curious if anyone has a good video tutorial for correctly tying Tzizit knots. My main issue is the resources I've found on the subject have either not been explained in a clear enough way or ...
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Why do Chabad tallis katans have no fringe along the bottom? [closed]

Every Chabad tallis katan I have seen does not have fringes along the bottom, but it seems popular to have them on other types of tallis katans, particularly other Chassidishe ones. Here's a normal ...
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Tying tzitzis with two holes

When tying tzitzis with two holes (like a tzeray), do you loop all four strings through both holes or loop seven through one hole and the shamash through the second? (I believe Chabad puts seven ...
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May one temporarily remove ẓiẓit from a garment in order to launder it?

Maran HaShulḥan 'Arukh writes (Oraḥ Ḥayim 15:1) that is forbidden to remove ẓiẓit from a garment for no purpose (and the Mishnah Berurah there, s.q. 3, explains that this is to avoid disgracing the ...
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the regulatory size of a garment in way to be subject to tsitsit [duplicate]

Is there a minimal size of a garment with four corners that makes it duty to tsitsit? Is there a one size fits all?
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How does one measure the size of a tallit kattan?

A Judaica store emailed me, yesterday, that they are having a 2 for 1 sale on online purchases. I don't recall my tallit kattan size, and I don't understand the sizing numbers on the online site. I ...
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What is the sefardic custom concerning wearing tallis katan?

I have heard that sefardim wear a tallis katan only for shacharis and then take it off. Is that so? If so, when did this custom arise and why?
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Can I wear tzitzit without having a kipa on my head?

I'm not in a religious school and can't wear my kipa there; but, I would like to wear my tzitzit (tallit katan). Is it permitted to wear tzitzit (tallit katan) without wearing a kipa?
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May one hold together a tallis with materials that cannot themselves form a tallis?

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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If the corner of a tallis rips in a square shape can it be reattached with the tzitzis still on it?

If the corner of a tallis rips as a square (i.e with four edges of it's own, and more than 3 hand-widths, namely chayiv in tzitzis in it's own right) can it be reattached to the original garment with ...
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When Did We Start Wearing Tallit Katan/Arba Kanfot?

I was just learning Hilkhot Tzitzit, and in Shulchan Arukh Orach Chayyim Siman 11 Saif 12, and the Mechaber says: מַלְבּוּשִׁים שֶׁבְּמִצְרַיִם הַנִּקְרָאִים גוחאש וְכֵן מינטיניש ודולאמאניש ...
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Tallis Katan that is closed vs. tallis katan that is open

I have seen many people (especialy in chabad) where a tallis katan that has a closed, round neck. While I've seen others where an equally long tallis kattan however that has a slit down the middle and ...
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Is it allowed to tie tzitzit using a cow hitch?

Would it be permitted to attach tzitziyot using a cow hitch (a way of attaching a rope or lead without use of a knot - pictured below), in order to be able to remove them before washing a garment so ...
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As a proselyte can I wear tzitzit? [closed]

I am in the process of conversion and I've been told by my Rabbi that I can't wear a Tallit nor a Tallit Katan until I am officially Jewish. His reasoning is that it's a Mitzvah and not relevant ...
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What is the order for putting on a tallis katan in the morning?

I heard that upon waking up, even before washing al netilas yadayim, you put on your tallis katan, then wash your hands, use the bathroom, wash hands again and then make an al netilas yadayim....and ...
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Rules Regarding Sewing a Talit for my Bar Mitzvah son

I want to sew a Talit for my Bar Mitzvah son. Please help me with the rules/Mitzvah. I need to understand the do's and don'ts of making a talit. I heard you can't have shaatnaz in the talit, but many ...
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Tzitzit: new bracha after sport?

If one took off his tzitzis while going for a run, playing football or doing exercise, will he need to make a new bracha when putting it on again?
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To wear tsisit (worn under shirts),

To wear tsisit (worn under shirts), Is it halacha, custom, minhag. do we have to wear them?
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Is altering the tallit katan halachally ok?

Can somebody please explain the halacha of altering a tallis katan? If the garment is too wide but the length is good, is it OK to have it taken in? This is not a substitute for my rabbi's advice, ...
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Where can I have a wool tallit katan custom made?

I need size 22 but longer than the standard 24" so I can tuck it into my pants better. Anybody know someone who makes them custom? The ones I found online only make it in cotton. Thanks!
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Tallit Katan Length Question [duplicate]

I have a size 22 and I want to order one that tucks better into my pants. Right now the tzizit are tucked in but the garment itself doesn't reach my pants. Do I buy a bigger sized tallit katan (like a ...
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