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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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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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Does tzitzit have to hang? Can it be worn as a belt?

Can tzitzit be worn as a belt on the 4 belt loops? Meaning, can the tzitzis on the garment be looped through the belt loops, instead of just hanging?
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Is the way of tying Tzitzit strings essential to the posek of each shita?

What I mean by my question is: We know there are different ways to tie tzitzit; this can mean the way the knots are tied (i.e. the wraps between each knot) or the amount of knots. So, to the author of ...
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How many times does the word Tzitzit appear in Tanach?

I am looking for the word Tzitzit in Tanach (spelled any which way, but the word as it relates to tassels/strings.) I so far have the obvious 3 from the third passage of Shema. So my count is at 3. I ...
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What if a tzitzit string gets dyed?

If a tzitzit string accidentally gets dyed (yellow, or purple, or orange etc.) on a regular white beged, is it kosher or pasul?
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Winter Talit - A very cold corona safe minyan

I am currently davening outside with a minyan like most people here in Israel. It is, however, very cold. Is there any reason why there are not talitot are not specially made blankets? I can see as ...
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Saying Shema without tzitzit considered שֶׁקֶר?

Struggling to understand the logic of Shulchan Aruch Harav: Chapter 8:1 "Whoever recites Shema without wearing tzitzit is giving false testimony." (כָּל הַקּוֹרֵא "קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע" בְּלֹא צִיצִית – ...
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Tzitzit at night but not about the clothing

There are a variety of questions about wearing tzitzit at night (and many websites discussing the laws) But they seem to focus on the source, "ur'eetem" as relating to the clothes that you ...
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Does the tzitzti need to be 7/8/11/13?

Many Ashknezaim follow the custom to have the strings tied between the knots 7 times, then 8 times, then 11 times, then 13 times. However, if one were to have tzitzit that were otherwise kosher but in ...
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Can you say HaShem's name if you are only saying a partial pasuk?

In a question I recently asked here, I was asking about a practice I read (but cannot remember) where the siddur had half of Tehillim 19:9 after putting on tzitzit. It got me thinking: is one allowed ...
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Source for Tehillim 19:9 after tzitzit?

I remember in a siddur I used in Israel, after the Yehi Ratzon right after donning Tzitzit in the morning, it had the words from the second half of Tehillim 19:9, starting with "Mitzvat HaShem...&...
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When in the history, did people begin to have 8 threads in Tzizit?

Rambam (Tzizit 1;1) says that "No definite number of threads is prescribed in the Torah for the fringes". Then my question is: When did the tradition of having 8 threads start?
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For anyone who has a "Keter" Perf-Tzit t-shirt style arba kanfos, can it be put in the washing machine without messing up the tzitzis?

For anyone who has a "Keter" Perf-Tzit t-shirt style arba kanfos, can it be put in the washing machine without messing up and/or unraveling the tzitzis? I thought it said washing-machine ...
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Does one's t-shirt size correspond with the size of a "Perftzit" t-shirt style arba kanfos?

Does one's t-shirt size correspond with the size of a "Perftzit" t-shirt style arba kanfos? For example, if one's t-shirt size is XL, would he also take an XL "Perftzit" t-shirt ...
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Why aren't the fabric squares on the corner of a woolen tzitzis garment made of wool?

Is someone wants to wear a wool garment for his tzitzis garment, shouldn't the fabric squares on the corner of a woolen tzitzis garment also be made from wool ? [It doesn't seem to me that the common ...
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Is there any problem with wearing Techeles if it is not the real one? [duplicate]

Many people hold the murex trunculus is the real techeles, and many others hold it is not. Would there be any Halachic problem of wearing it if it is not real?
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Wearing Tzitzis whilst doing sports? [duplicate]

The Shulchan Aruch - Orach Chaim 24:1 writes: ...וטוב ונכון להיות כל אדם זהיר ללבוש טלית קטן כל היום כדי שיזכיר המצות בכל רגע It is good and correct that a person should be cautious to wear a small ...
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Are Tzitzis a Uniform/Badge of Honor?

I've heard many Shiurim and Divrei Torah which compared Tzitzis to a uniform or a badge of honor. While this is logical, I wanted to know, is there an early source for this? Did Chazal ever refer to ...
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Wearing teffilin without tallis

Can one wear teffilin after davening to learn without wearing a tallis (or even tallis katan)?
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Does a facemask with 4 corners require tzitzit?

I've come across facemasks that are 4 corned, therefore would it require tzitzit or as its for health reasons exclude this commandment.
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Different Sized Strings for Begged

If I am replacing the tzizit on a begged and I use different thincknesses of strings for different corners, is it okay to wear such a begged? Specifically, if 2 corners have thin, dak strings and 2 ...
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Bracha on tzitzis

Why do we make a bracha on tzitzis that do not have techaylas? Since without techaylas we may not be properly fulfilling the mitzvah according to the Torah, then the rule should be "sofek ...
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Does one Make a Bracha on Tzitzis during Bein Hashmashos?

There is a fundamental Machlokes Rishonim whether when the Gemara says that there is no Chiyuv of Tzitzis at night, is that referring to the Gavra or to the Cheftza. The question now is: a person puts ...
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Should we wear multiple pairs of tzitzit?

Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 8:12 says we should make one bracha on all our pairs of tzitzit, and if we did not have all the pairs in mind, then we need to make a new bracha on each one. Seemingly, it ...
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How to kiss tzitzit while wearing a mask

An offshoot of this question. It is some people's practice to kiss their tzitzit during davening. When one wears a mask, one is really kissing the interior of the mask. Should one still bring the ...
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New Beracha on Tzizit [duplicate]

If I already made a beracha on a talit katan but then I shower and then put on a new talit katan, do I make a new beracha?
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Connection between story of the spies and the mitzvah of tziztis

The mitzvah of tzitzis appears at the end of parashat Shelach. Is there a connection between the story of the spies and this mitzvah? Any explanation why/if tzitzis is related to the main narrative of ...
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Tzitzit an appearance in visible form

Rabbi Hirsch seems to have written something like: “tzitzit; indeed it is called tzitzit from the Hebrew root meaning “to appear in physical form.” Which root is that? And what does this mean in ...
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Can one fix Tzitzis during the Omer?

Is it permissible to fix Tzitzis during the Omer, or would doing so make them "new garments"? Would one be allowed to fix them, then wait until after the Omer to wear them?
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Can a thread be sown around tzitzis to keep them hanging in the correct manner?

According to Mishnah Berurah 11:15, the mechaber writes: "Yesh omrim that one must make a point of hanging the tzitzis to the length of the talis". MB 73 writes this is l’chatchila, but b’diavad, ...
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Why does Rashi explain where yoke of Mitzvos is discussed in Parshas Tzitzis?

Berachos 12b: פָּרָשַׁת צִיצִית מִפְּנֵי מָה קְבָעוּהָ? אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוּדָה בַּר חֲבִיבָא, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁיֵּשׁ בָּהּ חֲמִשָּׁה דְּבָרִים: מִצְוַת צִיצִית, יְצִיאַת מִצְרַיִם, עוֹל מִצְוֹת, וְדַעַת ...
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Are there five or six reasons why Parshas Tzitzis was added to Shema?

Berachos 12b: פָּרָשַׁת צִיצִית מִפְּנֵי מָה קְבָעוּהָ? אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוּדָה בַּר חֲבִיבָא, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁיֵּשׁ בָּהּ חֲמִשָּׁה דְּבָרִים: מִצְוַת צִיצִית, יְצִיאַת מִצְרַיִם, עוֹל מִצְוֹת, וְדַעַת ...
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Why mention the tzitzit in the evening service?

In the morning and evening services, we recite the part of the Torah dealing with tzitzit: And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the people of Israel, and have them make fringes in the ...
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Replace tzitzis on Tallis with no broken strings? just because the new strings are nicer? [closed]

My friend gave me his tallis with a set of new strings to tie. however, I was once told that its better not to remove tzitzis from a garment unless the strings actually need to be replaced. Can I ...
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Tzitzit - wool or linen - in relation to blue strings

I'm a purist at heart so purchased linen tzitzit - of which I intended to add them to tallit of linen. I was also going to have blue strings added, also in linen - so if you can get past my vague ...
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May one wear Tzitzit of a different minhag? [closed]

May Ashkenazi Jews wear Tzitzit that are made from a Chabad minhag (i.e., two adjacent holes that the strings come from, not one)?
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Tzitzis and Teeth?

Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits, author of the Halachically Speaking series, is coming out with a book on Teeth and Dentistry in Halacha. In the flyer advertising the book (pdf link), there is a list of ...
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Which part of Tzitzit is important

Tangentially related to this question - Which tzitzit do I kiss? - Which part of the tzitzit is to be seen/kissed? Many have the custom to kiss the tzitzit when reciting the 3rd paragraph of the ...
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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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Fixing tzitzis on shabbos?

This question is assuming that one may not tighten a regular tzitzis knot on shabbos, using the rule of “אין עשה דוחה את לא תעשה ועשה” (as seen in Beitza 8b and Bava Metzia 30a), and that without at ...
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