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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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Holy Objects of a Messianic

Messianic Judaism is a heretical offshoot of Judaism which maintains that Jesus was the Mashiach which may violate the prohibition of avodah zarah (see above link). Would the tefillin or tallit* used ...
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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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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 at the ...
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Is one required to tie strong tzitzis knots?

In the comments here, you can find several suggestions of how to make sure your tzitzis knots will not loosen. Is one required to tie their knots this way, to prevent them from coming loose while ...
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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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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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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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Kilt -Is it chayav tzitzit?

I have been told by some friends of Scottish ancestry that a proper kilt is not sewn closed in the form in which it is worn, rather it is a single long piece of fabric which is held in place with a ...
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should one attach tzitzit to a knitted garment with four corners

My question is should one attach tzitzit to a knitted garment with four corners - I understand that one should with a woven garment as explained in For a man, does any four-cornered garment require ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sewing up the tallit, so that it always stays perfectly on your shoulders? Adding snaps?

The tallit forever falls off your shoulders because of gravity and has to be raised again and again. Why is it not sewn together so it always stays perfectly on your shoulders? (Sure, if you do, ...
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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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What are Geonim's definitions of Attiphath Yishma'elim?

I would like to specifically know what the definitions of attiphath yishma'elim were among the Geonim. The opinions of the Rishonim on the subject seem to be convoluted (i.e. no one really knew what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 it permissible to listen to something while tying tzitzit?

Let's be real: Tying tzitzit on a beged takes a long time. It's also a big mitzvah that enables an even bigger mitzvah every day. So is it appropriate to listen to something for entertainment — a ...
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Shamash needs to be a little longer than the rest of the strings?

In this answer, @Ezra linked to video tutorials of different methods of tying tzitzit. In the Arizal/Chabad method, the tutor says that according to Halacha, once the tying of the tzitzit is ...
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Tzitzis put on a borrowed garment that is later acquired. Take them off and reattach them?

From Torah Law, I need only put tzitzis on my own four-cornered garment. From Rabbinic Law, I need to attach tzitzis to a borrowed garment only after 30 consecutive days, see Oruch HaShulchan, O Ch ...
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The pre-Maimonidean half-tekheleth string

Are there any sources prior to the Rambam that suggest (even implicitly) that the tekheleth string is only half-dyed?
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Waistcoats and Tzitzit

This answer notes that the Chayei Adam knew of (and approved of) French Jews who would wear tzitziot on their waistcoats. However, this section of the Wikipedia article shows that the waistcoats worn ...
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Why the custom at the end of Tashlich to shake off Tzitzis?

In the Siddur Nussach Ari it says by the end of Tashlich to shake the ends of your Tzitzis, I heard that this symbolizes the tossing of a persons sins in the depth of the water (as in the verse " ...
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Rashi in Shelach 8 days c'neged 8 strings of tzitzis

It says at the end of Parshas Sheleach: דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם וְעָשׂוּ לָהֶם צִיצִת עַל כַּנְפֵי בִגְדֵיהֶם לְדֹרֹתָם וְנָתְנוּ עַל צִיצִת הַכָּנָף פְּתִיל תְּכֵלֶת ...
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Advantages/Disadvantages between Murex v.s. Radzyn Tekhelet

What halachic advantages are there in purchasing tekhelet strings dyed by the murex snail as opposed to tekhelet strings dyed by the cuttlefish? Are Radziner cuttlefish-dyed strings acceptable?
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Were Tzitzis worn immediately after getting the Torah? How were the strings made?

Also- what leather was used to make Tefillin in the midbar?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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