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Questions tagged [tzitzis]

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

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Wearing Two Tzizits

Would wearing two tzizits get you any extra mitzvah? Would you get the extra mitzvah by wearing two Talit katans or one talit gadol and one Talit khatan? Please cite sources.
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Shirt thread intertwined with tzitzah

If part of a shirt thread became entangled with a tzitzah (tzitzis fringe), and you can't get it untangled, is it still valid as a tzitzah?
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Sephardi burial in a talit

In the Shulchan Aruch (YD 351), the Mechebar writes that a man is buried in a talit with tzitzit, and the Rema adds that the tzitzit are made posul. Some googling (as well as checking with my local ...
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Tzitzis when reciting Shema? [closed]

Are there halachic sources stating one must wear tzitzis when reciting the Shema or is this minhag?
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Is a chulyah also a knot?

The Rambam, Gemara, and most of the ge'onim presume that you will be tying your tzitzit with hulyot. However, they often describe tying the hulyah after the windings. This "tying," how is it done? It'...
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Reward for women wearing Tzizit

There is a general rule that a person who is not obligated cannot do a mitzvah on behalf of someone who is obligated, and according to at least one Rishon this is because a person who is obligated has ...
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Tzizit knot laws.

Can the double knots on tzizit be any kind of knot or only a specific kind of double knot? Are their halachos regulating the knots?
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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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If Tzitzis is such an important Mitzvah, why is there no obligation to purchase a four cornered garment?

The Shulchan Aruch (24/1) writes that there is no obligation to wear a four cornered garment. Rather if you wearing one you must have tzitzis strings on it. Yet we find that wearing tzitzis is a very ...
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Can women wear tzitzit? [duplicate]

By the way I am a female who wears tzitzit not for political reasons but to get closer to Hashem. I have been told that as a female wearing tzitzit is forbidden or even sinful. I was wondering if ...
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Talis gift from child

If a child buys and gives a Talis as a present with money he earned, is the adult that wears it doing a Mitzvah D'oraisa each time ? A Talis requires Tzitsis only if it is yours, but not if it ...
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Briskers and tzitzis on shabbas

It is well known that the briskers are worried to wear tzitzis on shabbas where there is no eruv because of the opinion of Rebbi (Baal Hamaor). Did Rav Yosha Ber Soloveitchik follow this opinion, or ...
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Whats the point of the tzizit in back?

If tzizit are supposed to remind you of Hashem and the Mitzvoh whats the point of the tzizit in back? It's rare you see them at all even if you don't tuck them in.
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Is there a transgression on this tzitzit tying? [closed]

Suppose someone bought some tkhelet for his tallis, wanting to tie the Rambam tzitzit, which requires 1 half tkhelet/half white string and 3 white strings, so once it goes through the hole of the ...
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Absolute minimum for tzitzis tying

The Gemara in Menachos 39a brings that the minimum requirement from a Torah level for tzitzis is one double knot (as explained by Tosfos). Is this the absolute minimum requirement in order to wear it ...
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Keeping tzitzit knots from coming undone

The last knot on the tzitzit on my talit keep coming loose. I pull the string to tighten the knot, and three days later it starts to unravel again. Any ideas on how I can make the knots stay tight and ...
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Whose opinion / custom for tying tzitzit is this?

I recently saw a hassidic gentleman in shul, with tzitzit tied in a way I had never seen before. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to speak to him, and I was wondering which opinion / custom he ...
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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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Suit Jackets and Tzitzis

I recently purchased a suit, and with Hashem's help it will be ready sometime this week. When I was at the suiting shop, I began thinking about whether or not my new suit would be obligated in tzitzis ...
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Tzitzit string's material matching the garment's material

My tzitzit are very shvach - barely hanging on by a thread- and I want to make some from scratch. What is the source for the following assertion which I saw here (http://www.tallit-shop.com/tallit/...
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Morning blessings without Tefillin, Tallit, or Tzitzit

If a person doesn't have Tallit, Tzitzit, or Tefillin, does a person say the morning blessings regarding them during Shacharit?
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Is there a specific way that tzitzit need to be attached to the garment?

I have always seen tzitzit attached to a garment via a hole (or two holes) through which it is "laced" through and tied. Is this the only allowable method? Can tzitzit be attached by using a staple, ...
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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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Why are tzitzis on a tallis katan tied the way they are?

Almost everywhere I've seen, they're tied on the bottom edge (i.e., the side where the decorative fringes are). Yet according to the halacha, tzitzis need to hang in such a way that they are notef al ...
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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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Is enabling a mitzva a one-time mitzva, or each time the person does it?

As I understand it, if someone is too poor to get married/do a specific mitzva, it is a mitzva in itself to help them perform it. In the case of mitzvos which are continuous, such as the laying of ...
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Tzitzit To Bed and Kippa too?

Do you have to wear the four-cornered garment and a skull cap to bed? If so, do you have to make a blessing on the cornered garments in the morning?
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Where does the Radzyner say that Misheyakir is referring to Rambam's shita in Techeilet?

The gemara brings an opinion that the earliest time for saying Shema in the morning is when you can distinguish between the techeilet and white in tzitzit. I have heard that the Radzyner Rebbe ...
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Do you say Shechiyanu on a used tallis you tied new tzitzis onto?

If you tied new tzitzis on an old beged, do you recite Shehechiyanu on the tallis?
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Tying new tzitzis during the Nine Days

Are you permitted to tie new tzitzis on an old beged during the Nine Days? Would it make a difference if your current tzitzis weren't passul, but just looked ratty? Additionally, what about buying a ...
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Why do we tie 7, 8, 11, 13 on tzitzit [duplicate]

When tying tzitzit, you tie 7, 8, 11, then 13 krichot. I know the reason for 7 and 13 is because there are 7 shamayim in the rakiah and six passage ways between them, so there is 7 for the minimum, ...
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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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Holding Tzitzis for Maariv [duplicate]

Why do we hold and kiss the tzitzis for "vayomer Hashem" in Kriyas Shema during Shacharis but not during Maariv? I have never seen a siddur that instructs you to do so during Maariv.
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Tucking in a shirt with tzitzis [duplicate]

I wear white dress shirts everyday, tucked into my pants. I've always tucked in the shirt and then pulled the tzitzis out so that they hang out from my beltline. However, this seems to make the shirt ...
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Is there a source for tzitzis being referred to as “the jersey of kings”?

A song (Rachamana, by Ta Shma featuring Matisyahu) refers poetically to tzitzis as "the jersey of kings" - is there a source for this or a similar expression?
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Why don't Korach and his followers ask if an all Techeiles Beged is Patur from Techeiles?

רש"י במדבר ט"ז:א' ד"ה דתן ואבירם. ... מֶה עָשָׂה? עָמַד וְכָנַס ר"נ רָאשֵׁי סַנְהֶדְרָאוֹת — ... וְהִלְבִּישָׁן טַלִּיתוֹת שֶׁכֻּלָּן תְּכֵלֶת, בָּאוּ וְעָמְדוּ לִפְנֵי מֹשֶׁה, אָמְרוּ לוֹ טַלִּית שֶׁכֻּלָּהּ שֶׁל תְּכֵלֶת ...
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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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Arokh HaShulchan and shiur tzitzith

A braita cited authoritatively in the Talmud (Menachoth 40b-41a) seems to be pretty explicit that only a garment sufficient to cover a majority of a child is obligated in tzitzith: טלית שהקטן מתכסה ...
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Criteria for obligation to obligate oneself in mitzvot

Certain commandments are automatically obligatory, e.g., praying, reciting shema, eating matza on the first night of Passover, etc. Other commandments, however, seem to be obligatory only if one ...
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Arokh HaShulchan and pocket square tzitzith

According to the Arokh HaShulchan (OC 16:5) that there is no size limit on garments to require tzitzith, does that mean a pocket square is obligated in tzitzith?
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Do footwraps need tzitzis?

Do footwraps (rectangular cloths wrapped around the feet in lieu of socks) need tzitzis? I see two problems: tzitzis could defeat the purpose of footwraps, making them much less comfortable. putting ...
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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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Tzitzit being a protection to the wearer

What is the source for tzitzit being a protection for the wearer? And is it also a protection when there is no mitzvah being fulfilled while wearing them, for example at night?
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Can a Sephardi Jew use Yemenite-style Tzitzit?

I'd like to ask if a sefardi Jew from Iberia can use Rambam/Temani tzitziyot instead of the classic Sephardic tying with the ridge.

 Edit Reason why I'm asking is because of the rules against ...
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What is considered a four-cornered garment?

The commandment to attach tzitzit to the four corners of our garments is a Torah obligation, as per Bamidbar 15:38 and Devarim 22:12. Our Sages of blessed memory ruled that a garment that does not ...
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Why do we don a tallit before laying tefillin?

When it comes to determining the order in which different things happen, there are often rules. According to Zevachim 89a, there are two rules in particular: That which occurs more frequently takes ...
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Why specifically the chilazon?

The Torah commands us in Bamidbar 15:38 to attach tzitziyot on the four corners of our garments, and insert a thread of blue in each tzitzit. Speak to the children of Israel and you shall say to ...