Ratio - Raavad

Ra’avad Style 7-8-11-13 Method with Double Knots

Ra’avad Style 7-8-11-13 Method with Double Knots 3024 4032 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as between 7 and 13 twists. There are five (double) knots, with chulyot between them of twists that alternate between Tekhelet and white. The first and last twist of each chulyah is white. Additional comments: This is a method open to a lot of interpretation since Raavad…

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7-8-11-13 Sephardic Spine

7-8-11-13 Sephardic Spine 545 3289 rhecht

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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Mystery Shitta – Raavad 7-8-11-13

Mystery Shitta – Raavad 7-8-11-13 720 960 rhecht

This is an interesting one. Raavad ratio, 7-8-11-13, holding like Rashi where the first three winds and last three winds per Chulya are white, but per in between each set of knots. The rest of the winds in the middle are Techeiles, which is 7 (-6) + 8 (-6) + 11 (-6) + 13 (-6).…

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Ra’avad 7-8-11-13 Method With White Chulya

Ra’avad 7-8-11-13 Method With White Chulya 70 389 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as between 7 and 13 twists. There are five (double) knots, with chulyot between them of twists that alternate between Tekhelet and white. The first and last twist of each chulyah is white. Additional comments: This is a method open to a lot of interpretation since Raavad…

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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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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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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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7-8-11-13 with Yemenite Chulyos

7-8-11-13 with Yemenite Chulyos 900 1600 rhecht

7-8-11-13 with Yemenite Chulyos, also fulfills the AR”I in 7-8-11-13 with broken Chulyos between 5 knots. Breslov wears like this and rumor has it that Chabad originally tied Chulyos like this before doing the current method. R’ Zalman Nechemia Goldberg ZT”L also notably wore this method on one of his Talleisim.

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