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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner – Techelet

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner – Techelet 1467 2200 rhecht

Question: What is Ha-Rav’s opinion about wearing Techelet? Answer: We only wear white. This is based on three reasons, each of which is sufficient on its own: 1. One of the authorities of last generation, the “Beit Ha-Levi,” Ha-Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Brisk, held that in the absence of a continuous tradition, it is…

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Modern Techelet

Modern Techelet 289 202 rhecht

There is a tradition from Rebbe Nachman of Breslev that right before Moshiach comes, the mitzvah ot the techelet in tzitzit will be reinstated… By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 6/10/2009, 11:44 Biblical Blue, Part 4 A contemporary of Rav Herzog’s, Alexander Dedekind of Vienna, suggested in his work Archeological Zoology (Vienna, 1898, p.…

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Argaman and Techelet

Argaman and Techelet 289 202 rhecht

Archaeologists have uncovered numerous ancient dye-producing factories all over the Mediterranean coast, with large heaps of snail shells alongside them… By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 6/4/2009, 22:40 Biblical Blue, Part 3 But which of the many species of snails is the one which produces the Techelet dye? It was pointed out earlier that…

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Fins, Scales, and Snails

Fins, Scales, and Snails 289 202 rhecht

  Where does the biblical blue “techelet” dye come from? A fish? A snail? A mollusk? Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld takes us on a thrilling journey to find out… By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 5/31/2009, 00:45 Biblical Blue, Part 2 What color is the Techelet dye? Here we have very clear, specific information. The…

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In Search of Biblical Blue

In Search of Biblical Blue 289 202 rhecht

Throughout the time of the Talmud, the Techelet string was included in the Tzitziot of the men of Israel. Where is it today? Where does the authentic dye come from? By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 5/23/2009, 21:50 Biblical Blue, Part 1 The Bnai Yisroel shall put on the Tzitzit of the corners [=ritual strings…

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Techelet – The Blue Thread

Techelet – The Blue Thread 289 202 rhecht

When the ‘inyan of techelet began to be debated during the late 1800s, due to the efforts of of Rabbi Gershon Henich Leiner, the Radzyner Rebbe, to restore this mitzvah… Source: By: Rabbi Dovid Sears Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42 Le‘ilui nishmat Leib ben Yitzchak Ya’akov Sears, a”h – Yartzeit: 30 Shevat, Rosh Chodesh Adar…

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Techeiles in the Torah – Number of Times

Techeiles in the Torah – Number of Times 150 150 rhecht

Techeiles is mentioned 49 times in the Bible. Exodus 25:4 — וּתְכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת Exodus 26:1 — שֵׁ֣שׁ מָשְׁזָ֗ר וּתְכֵ֤לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן֙ וְתֹלַ֣עַת Exodus 26:4 — וְעָשִׂ֜יתָ לֻֽלְאֹ֣ת תְּכֵ֗לֶת עַ֣ל שְׂפַ֤ת Exodus 26:31 — וְעָשִׂ֣יתָ פָרֹ֗כֶת תְּכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת Exodus 26:36 — לְפֶ֣תַח הָאֹ֔הֶל תְּכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת Exodus 27:16 — עֶשְׂרִ֣ים אַמָּ֗ה תְּכֵ֨לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֜ן וְתוֹלַ֧עַת Exodus…

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THE MITELE RUV Z”L and TECHEILES 630 864 rhecht

As we finished a series of articles on the Ershter Ruv z”l, we’ll continue with a series on the Mitele Ruv z”l. Reb Yehoshua Rokeach known to Chasidim as The Mitele Ruv z”l, was the youngest son of the Ershter Ruv. The Mitele Ruv z”l shaped Belz in very significant ways built on the foundations laid…

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HALACHA—–t’cheiles – FrumTeens

HALACHA—–t’cheiles – FrumTeens 150 150 rhecht

Recently I have been looking into the “Efrat” tcheilis which has come onto the market in the past 7-8 years. It appears almost 100% positive that this techeiles (the snail kind, and not the Radzyner’s squid, which has long been discredited) is the genuine item. I have asked a number of poskim both in YU…

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Lavan and Tekhelet According to the Rambam

Lavan and Tekhelet According to the Rambam 150 150 rhecht

Rav Moshe Taragin The first mishna in the fourth perek of Menachot determines that two components of tzitzit operate independent of each other.  Ideally tzitzit should contain both white stands as well as tekhelet strands.  If either cannot be located, the mitzva can still be performed with the lone alternate colored stands.  As the mishna states, the tekhelet and the white strands are not me’akeiv one another; although they ideally complement each other, the absence of one does…

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