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Tzitzis or tzitzit are the fringes tied to the corners of four-cornered garments. For laws regarding those garments (also known as Tzitzis), see the [tallit-katan] tag.

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How do we reconcile scriptures about the four corners of the earth with the understanding that tzitzit should only be worn on four-cornered garments?

In Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 11:12, the earth is described as having four 'corners.' The word for corners used here is "kanaph," (corners or extremities) which is the same word used in Bamidbar (...
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Order of holding Tzitzis by Krias Shma

The Lubavitcher Rebbe writes in Hayom Yom of 22 Sivan: לאמירת והביאנו לשלום כו' מחברים תחלה ב' הציציות דלפניו, אח"כ [אחר כך] מצרפים ציצית כנף השמאלי דלאחוריו, אח"ז [אחר זה] ציצית דכנף הימין ...
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Tucking Tzitzis knots in

It seems that the minhag of a lot of people is to have their Tzitzis strings hanging out while their knots are tucked in. Is there a known source for this minhag?
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Tzitzis in the Midbar

Were tzitzis added to clothing immediately after Matan Torah and if so, how did they make the techelet which needs to be dyed "lishmah"?
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Can Tzitzit be thrown in the trash [duplicate]

According to Halacha, is there any issue with throwing a garment/tallit with Tzitzit out in the trash? Do any laws of Kavod apply to them, or no?
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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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Tzitzit and women

According to Halacha, women are exempt from being obligated to perform positive, time bound, commandments. My question is, since Tzitzit aren’t time bound but only required if one is going to wear a ...
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What’s this concept called?

Looking at Shulchan Aruch earlier surrounding the laws of making tzitzit, who can make them, who can’t make them etc etc One of the points was that a non observant Jew or a non Gd fearing Jew would ...
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Evidence for murex being techelet [duplicate]

As a disclaimer, the Sugyot regarding Techelet are not something I have in depth researched but I am in the camp that it has been found from murex. My question is, what evidence exists in Talmud or ...
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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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Why do we shake our tzitzit after kiddush levana? [duplicate]

I have just said Kiddush Levanah and was told that i should shake my Tzitzit immediately afterwards...are there any specific Kabbalistic reasons for this?
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Tzitzis for soldiers

One of the many incredible intiatives happening during the war in Israel is the tying of tzitzis for soldiers of the IDF to wear, specifically those who have either never worn tzitzis before or haven'...
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Does an Israeli flag require tzitzis? [duplicate]

I frequently people wearing flags draped over their shoulders in shows of solidarity with Israel. It occurred to me that they were the flag in a not-dissimilar way from how I wear a tallis, and the ...
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Are there any potential issues with a Chabad tallis?

In an effort to reclaim some of my original minhagim pre-Chabad, I have started wearing a tallis for Shacharis, despite being unmarried. I like the distinct striping pattern on a Chabad tallis, but I’...
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Why is tzitzis treated as an obligation

Following up on the question asked here: Why do people feel that there is a NEED to wear tzitzit? It seems like the answer is that we wear it to remind us about all the mitzvos. First of all, what is ...
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Looking at one's tzitzit during kiddush levana

In some siddurim it writes to look at one's tzitzit during birchat halevana and kaparot. What is the reason for this?
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Why don't we wear techeilet [duplicate]

Why don't we apply the rule of ספק דאורייתא לחומרה to techeilet? If there are rabbanim who hold it is the real techelet, and there is compelling evidence that we now know what techeilet is, why doesn'...
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Is there a difference in minhag when it comes to tzitzit thickness on the tallit katan?I like the thick look, but what does that say to others?

As the title mentions, I prefer the look of thick tzitzit to thin, although I'm considering medium. But, is there a meaning or assumed minhag associated with the thickness of tzitzit on the tallit ...
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Torah Study and Tzitzit

The Sages have said "The study of Torah is equivalent to all of them [613 Mitzvot]." (Kedushin 39b) I assume that means the reward of Torah study is equal to the reward of doing each ...
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Chabad Method of folding Tallis under instead of over?

So i've been struggling at times during Shacharis trying to prevent my tallis gadol from unraveling and sliding off my shoulder, it oddly mostly seems to happen on the right side and less frequently ...
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fringes on sephardic tiztzit

I saw many Ashkenazim have fringes on wool Tzitzit like on a Tallit. I don't see Sephardim having it on tzitzit though. Is this an Ashkenazi Minhag? Basically, fringes look like this
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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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Is walking without tzitzis allowed?

Is walking without tzitzis allowed? Mishna Brurah, Siman 8 states that one is not allowed to walk 4 Amos without tzitzis.
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I have researched into techelet and am entirely convinced its kosher, can i just start to wear it, or do i NEED to get an official psak [closed]

I have done a lot of research and i hold by ptil techelet is completely kasher, can I just buy it and start wearing it, or do i need an official psak?
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Why does the parsha of Tzitzis mention the word Tzitzis three times?

In the parsha detailing the mitzva of Tzitzis, the Torah mentions the word Tzitzis three times over the span of two pesukim. I am wondering if any sources (from Chazal through Achronim) bring any ...
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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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funds/gemachs for baalei teshuvah

Hey does anyone know of funds/gemachs for baalei teshuvah looking to purchase things such as tzitzis, tefillin, seforim etc? Maybe some baalei Chesed that may be able to help. If able to share would ...
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May one untie a kosher tzitzis in order to replace it to techeiles?

There is an issue to remove kosher tzitzis from a tallis (described in Menachos 41a-b, OC 15:1). Let's say someone chooses to wear techeiles and wants to exchange the strings only on their tallis ...
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Don’t touch garments in the morning but you can touch tzitzis?

I read in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in laws about waking up in the morning that before saying netilat yadayim, one should not touch things such as his eyes, ears, or his garments because his hands are ...
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Does one still fulfill the Mitzvah of Tzitzit even if one didn’t make a Bracha on it? [duplicate]

Is it true that a person still fulfills the Mitzvah of Tzitzit even if they don’t say the Bracha for it? And that would apply to other Mitzvot, such as Tefillin, correct?
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Where can I buy Black V-Neck Tzitzit

I’m looking to buy high quality, black, V-Neck Tzitzit, with techeilet strings. I wear black V-neck undershirts, and would be convenient to have the same style for my Tzitzit. If anyone knows where I ...
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I got this set of techeiles. Was looking for information on this method of tying

It’s known as the 7-8-11-13 method. I heard rumblings of it being mentioned by the Tanchuma. Do any modern halachic authorities consider this a valid attempt at fulfilling techeiles. Also should there ...
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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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Opinion Of The Maharam MiRottenburg Regarding wearing tzitzis on shabbos

Does anyone know where the famous shittah of the maharam mirottenburg is brought down about him being chosheh for shittas Baal hamaor (who holds you have not fulfilled the mitzvah of tzitzis if you ...
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How to hold tzitzit and siddur when reading the Shema?

The ArtScroll siddur says to hold the tzitzit in the left hand for the first two paragraphs of the Shema and then to hold them in both hands for the third paragraph (and a bit more). My question is, ...
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What is the rationale for holding tzitzit in left and then right hand during Shema?

The Artscroll siddur says to hold the tzitzit in the left hand for the first two paragraphs of the morning shema and then also in the right hand for the 3rd paragraph. What is the rationale for this ...
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Can I wear techeilet on only one corner?

I'm fixing someone's tallit, with the on one corner strings ripped. I have time to replace only one corner per week. (I would do subsequent corners in subsequent weeks.) I could either replace it with ...
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Why hold only the front 2 tzitzit for baruach sheomar?

The Artscroll siddur says to grasp the front two tzizit while saying baruach sheomar. Why hold only 2 of the 4 tzitzit? For the shema we hold all 4.
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Tzitzis Niputz Lishma -ניפוץ לשמה , are there different levels?

The משנה ברורה סימן יא ס"ק ג brings the opinion of the מהר"ל מפראג to be machmir on the subject of Niputz lishma in Tzitzis. In other words, already from the point of spinning the wool, ...
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May one wear all white tzitzit and techeiles at the same time?

If one is wearing techeiles strings on his tallis katan, and goes up to be shliach tzibbur (lead the prayer), may he put on a shul tallis (prayer shawl) that is non-techeiles, i.e., all white strings? ...
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How does tucking in one's Tzitzis help in a cemetery?

Based on Not allowing one's tzitzis to show in a cemetary according to the Rambam and Are all mitzvos forbidden near a grave? If not, why not? If yes, why not say so?, we find that wearing Tzitzis ...
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Is one garment with Tzitzit strings the max, or may one wear more?

I have searched Mi Yodeya and see a few questions on this topic but I do not feel as if this basic one has been answered. I am curious if it is halachically permissible to wear 2, or 3, etc. garments, ...
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Tzitzit on an eight-cornered garment

If the number of corners on a garment is a multiple of 4, such as 8, does the garment require tzitzit for more than the 4 outermost corners?
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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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What happens if a techeiles thread rips off?

I am aware that if you wear all white strings, if one of the eight reps, so therefore you still have 3 1/2 intact strings, it is still wearable. (Source) Let’s say you are wearing two blue strings and ...
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Where can I order techelet and have them fully tied and prepared?

Of course, the most common answer is Ptil Tekhelet. Is there anywhere else? I live in the New York area and have called a few local Judaica stores who have told me they can sell the strings to me but ...
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613 Mitzvos depend on another?

I've noticed the following phrase in a couple places in the siddur: שֶׁתְּ֒הֵא חֲשׁוּבָה מִצְוַת _ לְפָנֶֽיךָ כְּאִלּוּ קִיַּמְתִּֽיהָ בְּכָל פְּרָטֶֽיהָ וְדִקְדּוּקֶֽיהָ וְכַוָּנוֹתֶֽיהָ וְתַרְיַ&...
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Wearing tzitzis touching the skin [duplicate]

Am I allowed to wear wool tzitzis touching the skin (meaning no undershirt)? Please send the makor also
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Is techelet from a non-Jew valid?

Can you purchase the techelet dye from a gentile? Can you purchase tzitzit that have been dyed with techelet by them, is that valid?
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