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A tallis requires two criteria which don't extend to face masks: that it be large enough to cover the majority of a child's body SA OC 16 and that it actually be worn over one's body SA OC 10:10. Since a face mask doesn't have either of these criteria, it cannot qualify as a Tallis.


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The Gemoro Menachos 43b says תניא היה רבי מאיר אומר גדול עונשו של לבן יותר מעונשו של תכלת משל למה הדבר דומה למלך בשר ודם שאמר לשני עבדיו לאחד אמר הבא לי חותם של טיט ולאחד אמר הבא לי חותם של זהב ופשעו שניהם ולא הביאו איזה מהן עונשו מרובה הוי אומר זה שאמר לו הבא לי חותם של טיט ולא הביא It is taught in a baraita that Rabbi Meir would say: The punishment for ...


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This passage also appears in Yalkut Shimoni, and in that version there are indeed only five things. Number 4, "opinions of heretics" in your translation, does not appear. The supporting verse cited in the Talmud for it also does not appear: פרשת ציצית מפני מה קבעוה בק"ש מפני שיש בה חמשה דברים מצות ציצית ויציאת מצרים ועול מצות והרהור עבירה והרהור אלילים ...


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Mishnah Berurah 18:7 אבל אם איחר להתעטף עד לילה שוב לא יברך דשמא הלכה כהרמב"ם ומשמע מדברי המ"א בסק"ד דאפילו בין השמשות מותר לברך עד צה"כ וטעמו דהלא בציצית לא כתיב יום רק וראיתם אותו משמע כל זמן שנוכל לראות וכן פסק בעל דרך החיים ובספר מטה אפרים ראיתי שמחמיר בזה אך אם זה גופא הוא מסתפק אם כבר הגיע בין השמשות נראה דבודאי יוכל לברך דבלא"...


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Rav Moshe Heinemann says One should kiss his ציצית and תפילין through his mask at the places where he is נוהג to kiss them.


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In the parallel passage in Yalkut Shimoni (which I cited here), no verses are given for the three that are obvious. In fact, R. Refael Nota Nosson Rabinowitz (Dikdukei Sofrim) presents this comment of Rashi as evidence that there was a different Talmudic version which did not have this: וכן נר' מרש"י שלא היה בגירסתו שהביא מעצמו הקרא המאוחר ועשיתם את כו' ...


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According to (almost) all Rishonim, the Mitzvot of Techelet and Lavan are not Meakev each other (i.e., you can do one without the other), based on the Mishnah in Masechet Menachot. There is only one (that I know of) Rishon who disagrees, the Baal Hamaor (on Rif in Masechet Shabbat). He is said to have never worn tzitzit in his life for this reason. Rav ...


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The opening Mishnah in Perek Hatecheiles (Menachos 38a) states: התכלת אינה מעכבת את הלבן והלבן אינו מעכב את התכלת THE [ABSENCE OF THE] BLUE [IN THE FRINGES] DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE WHITE, NEITHER DOES THE [ABSENCE OF THE] WHITE INVALIDATE THE BLUE (Soncino translation; capitals in original) Rashi there explains: ואע"ג דמצוה לתת תכלת ב' חוטין בציצית ...


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In Menachot 41b we have the following dispute: ת"ר כמה חוטין הוא נותן ב"ש אומרים ד' וב"ה אומרים ג Our Rabbis taught: How many threads must one insert? Beth Shammai say, Four; but Beth Hillel say. Three. (Soncino translation) This tells us that in tannaic times there was a dispute as to the number of required strings. As noted by Tosafot ...


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There is no prohibition - recorded in classical Jewish halachic works - forbidding buying and wearing new clothes during the Sefira. That is a prohibition mentioned in the laws of the 9 days and mourning. So, yes, you can fix them and wear them during the Sefira. Check Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 120 or Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 493 and Aruch HaShulchan ibid ...


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This interestingly phrased question of Korach appears in two other sources. Badmibar Rabbah 18:3 קָפַץ קֹרַח וְאָמַר לְמשֶׁה טַלִּית שֶׁכֻּלָּהּ תְּכֵלֶת מַהוּ שֶׁתְּהֵא פְּטוּרָה מִן הַצִּיצִית, אָמַר לוֹ חַיֶּיבֶת בְּצִיצִית. אָמַר לוֹ קֹרַח טַלִית שֶׁכֻּלָּהּ תְּכֵלֶת אֵין פּוֹטֶרֶת עַצְמָהּ, אַרְבָּעָה חוּטִין פּוֹטְרוֹת אוֹתָהּ As well as Yerushalmi ...


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Rashi writes (Bamidbar 15:38) ועשו להם ציצת THAT THEY MAKE THEM A FRINGE — It is called צצית, because of the threads that hang down from it. Similar is, (Ezekiel 7:3) “and he caught me by the curls (ציצת) of my head’’. (The word denotes something twisted as threads or curls). — Another explanation is: it is called ציצת because of the command associated with ...


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Yes. There's no prohibition on wearing tefillin without tallis.


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So if you look on this website here which stocks and sells this brand. It includes washing instructions in the description. It writes: Wash in lukewarm water on a gentle cycle. Use Tziztis Wash Bags to prevent tangling of strings.


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Best to wash it separately with hand or delicate wash setting on the machine. When finished, take out and separate the Tzitzit by hand and hang to dry. Avoid using the dryer. Works well for me.


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If you look here it has the sizing charts for adults and kids under the Perftzit brand. The adult sizing is as follows:


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Ralbag in his commentary to Numbers 15:39 writes as follows: ועוד למדנו ממה שאמר וראיתם אתו ולא אותו וחברו רוצה לומר שאין ראוי לאדם שישא יחד שני טליתות מצוייצים וכן למדנו זה ממה שאמר אשר תכסה בה And we further learn from that which it says "and you shall see it" and not "it and its companion", meaning to say that it is not proper for a ...


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S.A. O.Ch. 8 (4) says, מחזיר שתי ציציות לפניו ושתים לאחוריו כדי שיהא מסובב במצות: One should return two of the fringes in front, and two behind, in order to be surrounded by the commandments. M.B. (9) says that we make an “atoro” for the tallis so that the same two tzitzios are always at the front and the same two at the back. So it seems that it is not ...


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