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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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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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Not clear why you would think otherwise, but they are 2 separate Mitzvot that seemingly have no connection. But, if you need proof, the first Halacha in Hilchot Tefilin answers this in the affirmative. It says in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 25:1 - דיני תפילין בפרטות א. אחר שלבש טלית מצוייץ יניח תפילין שמעלין בקדש והמניחים כיס התפילין והטלית לתוך כיס אחת ...


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


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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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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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Seems like it should be fine. Meikkar Hadin (letter of law), I believe the Mishna Berurah writes in Hilchot Tzitzit that you can even have different Shitot (ways of tying) on the different corners. All the more so just to have different sizes! However, different methods of tying is not recommended per the Poskim.


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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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