Ratio - Rambam

Rambam with Double Knots Before and After

Rambam with Double Knots Before and After 757 1600 rhecht

The logic here is that the “Kesher Elyon” is unclear if it’s the knot closest to or farthest from the Beged, so this satisfies both if one wants to be Machmir on the double knot according to the Mordechai.

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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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Rabbi Elyashiv Knohl – Rambam

Rabbi Elyashiv Knohl – Rambam 720 1280 rhecht

Rabbi Elyashiv Knohl wore (and R’ David Ben Zazon wears) 7-8-11-13 with Chabad Chulyot, the first 6 winds (two Chulyot) and last 3 winds being white. In R’ Ben Zazon’s words: אני קושר כמו השולחן ערוך גם את התכלת, כיוון שכך המנהג המקובל במאות השנים האחרונות, ולגבי התכלת אין רצף של מנהג… זה מה שהרב…

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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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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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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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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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