Ratio - Raavad



Sefer HaChinuch Method with Sephardi Winds

Sefer HaChinuch Method with Sephardi Winds 1920 2560 rhecht

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

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7-8-11-13 with 7 Chulyos – Rabbi Heschel Weiner’s Method

7-8-11-13 with 7 Chulyos – Rabbi Heschel Weiner’s Method 720 1280 rhecht

The Riva (ריב״א) variation of Rav Heschel Weiner (formerly Chicago today Ma’ale Adumim.) The variation keeps with today’s 7-8-11-13 by adding extra blue wraps on the first 3 and white on the fourth. 3 white – 4 techelet 3 white – 5 techelet 3 white – 8 techelet 13 white

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GR”A Vilna Gaon Style – All Blue with Teimani Chulyos

GR”A Vilna Gaon Style – All Blue with Teimani Chulyos 413 1877 rhecht

While the GR”A in Yahel Ohr is explicit that each set of 4 chulyos alternates blue and white, this is moreso Rambam with a “nod” to the GR”A in terms of how the double knots are spaced out: 4-4-4-1. To quote from the Daf Yomi Page (p. 4): “Another understanding of the Rambam – The…

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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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