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North Africa/Molcho 10-5-6-5 Method

North Africa/Molcho 10-5-6-5 Method 609 3873 rhecht

10-5-6-5 add up to the numerical equivalent of 26, which is YKVK (the Tetragrammaton). This is a centuries-old tying Minhag (Italian Jews; Spanish, Portuguese and North African Sephardim).

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Rambam 7 with 5 Knots, Chabad Chulyot Crisscrossed

Rambam 7 with 5 Knots, Chabad Chulyot Crisscrossed 1536 2048 rhecht

5 Knots as per Rashi and a sense of tradition. Re: criscrossing as per the Ben Ish Hai, this tyer has seen this in a citation from ספר תרומת הדשן .

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Tosafos Mystery Shitta – 13 Winds, 5 knots

Tosafos Mystery Shitta – 13 Winds, 5 knots 237 1032 rhecht

Received an email from Ptil Tekhelet on this: זו שיטה של : יש 5 קשרים (לא כפולים) בהתחלה + 5 קשרים (לא כפולים) בסוף , כדי להגיע למניין של 5 קשרים כפולים . מתחיל ומסיים בלבן , ולכן חוליה לבנה בהתחלה ובסוף , בין החוליות יש 7 כריכות , כך “מרוויחים” שיש לנו 2 “חוליות”…

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Tosafot Mystery Shitta

Tosafot Mystery Shitta 519 1847 rhecht

This Shitta is based on a very unique way to learn Tosafot. From what I was emailed: יש 5 קשרים (לא כפולים) בהתחלה + 5 קשרים (לא כפולים) בסוף , כדי להגיע למניין של 5 קשרים כפולים . מתחיל ומסיים בלבן , ולכן חוליה לבנה בהתחלה ובסוף . לגבי חוליות תימניות : אלו חוליות מלאות…

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Vilna Gaon (GR”A) 7 Method

Vilna Gaon (GR”A) 7 Method 720 960 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as a group of three twists. It has 13 chulyot but can also be 7, and generally alternates white and Tekhelet between them, starting and ending with a chulyah of white. Those chulyot are distributed between five (double) knots with two chulyot between the top four knots…

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Rambam R’ Hershel Schachter 1.0

Rambam R’ Hershel Schachter 1.0 200 285 rhecht

R’ Hershel Schachter learns the Rambam’s way of separating chulyos by knots. He also started out doing seven 3-wind Chulyos. For those that want to use Rambam ratio strings, this option is available.

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Rosh, or Reverse Chinuch Method

Rosh, or Reverse Chinuch Method 720 960 rhecht

Some prefer 7 Techeiles Chulyos instead of 6. This method allows for it by doing blue-white-blue in between knots 2-3 and 3-4. From VilnaGaon.org: “A Discussion of the Viewpoint of the Rosh on Tying Tzitzit With Tekhelet In the commentary of the Rosh on the Torah in the book Hadar Z’kainim, at the end of…

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GR"A Chaim Twerski 1.0

R’ Chaim Twerski (Original) Tying

R’ Chaim Twerski (Original) Tying 1152 2048 rhecht

R’ Chaim Twerski Shlit”a holds like the Raavad (1, 3) and originally tied like the GR”A using all blue Chulyos, using the Chabad/Chassidishe Chulya. However, he has changed his mind and now tells people to tie like the GRA alternating blue and white. He follows R Yitzchok Brand’s Shitta. The general pattern for GR”A is…

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Rambam 7 Yemenite with 5 Knots Tying – “Erlau Tzitzis”

Rambam 7 Yemenite with 5 Knots Tying – “Erlau Tzitzis” 3024 4032 rhecht

R’ Aron Steinmetz gave Shiurim at the Erlau Beis Medrash in Boro Park back in July 2018. This Tallis was present at that event which a photographer took due to it’s aesthetic appearance.  

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R’ Eliyahu Ohayon / Uziel Family Casablanca

R’ Eliyahu Ohayon / Uziel Family Casablanca 960 950 rhecht

The tying method is based on the Halacha of start with white and with white 13 Chulyos. The concept of the Keshira is 3 against 3 and one in the middle.

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