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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 [Tag:tallit-katan].

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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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Why doesn't Rambam mention how many mitzvot are violated by not wearing tzitzit and not having a mezuzah?

In Hilchot Tefillin 4:26 Rambam writes: וכל שאינו מניח תפילין עובר בשמונה עשה שהרי בארבע פרשיות צוה על תפילין של ראש ועל תפילין של יד Whoever does not wear tefillin transgresses eight positive ...
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Radzyner Ticheiles Dye Process

BSD I am dabbling in research on the topic of the rediscovery of the Ticheiles dye. Of course, one of the historic attempts at a potential Chilazon was discovered by the Radzyner Rebbe (Rav Gershon ...
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Corner of a garment vs. corner of a field vs. corner of a face

Related to this question. Regarding the obligation to affix fringes, the Torah commands them to be attached to the corners (kanfei) of the clothing. But when it comes to our fields and our faces, the ...
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Did the Kohen Gadol wear Tzitzit? [duplicate]

When reading about the Kohen Gadol's 8 garments you don't see any mention of Tzitzit! Is it mentioned anywhere if the Kohen Gadol wore Tzitzit? I know that a man is only obligated to wear Tzitzit on ...
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What's the difference between making a blessing in vain and wearing a four-cornered garment without tzitzit vis-a-vis checking the tzitzit in advance?

R. Joseph Karo (Shulchan Aruch O.C. 8:9) codifies the following law: קודם שיברך יעיין בחוטי הציצית אם הם כשרים כדי שלא יברך לבטלה Prior to making the blessing [on the tzitzit] he should look ...
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Can one use more than one string to be the shamash for tzitzts? [duplicate]

Today it's very common to see a long string which we call the shamash which wraps around the other 7 strings to make chulyos. If one wanted to use more than one string to do the wrappings is that an ...
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What to do with long uneven zitzit? [duplicate]

I see many zitzit nicely ending at the same length. But when I tie my own zitzit, the strings often end up at very uneven lengths. Am I allowed to cut them to make them even? If not how can I get ...
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May a woman tie tzitzit to be worn by a man?

Would tzitzit be kosher if tied by a woman? A woman may not wear tzitzit. Would there be a halachic problem with a woman knotting the tzitzit on a garment to be worn by a man? What are the relevant ...
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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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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.