Rishonim

RAMA”K (R’ Moshe Cordevero) Tying

RAMA”K (R’ Moshe Cordevero) Tying 210 1032 rhecht

Yemenite חוליות of 3-3-3-4 (which is the pattern of the RAMA”K (R’ Moshe Cordevero) as well as the Chinuch ), one white wind before and after, 5 knots, long Raavad string. חינוך pattern. R’ Bentzion Twerski likes having one string instead of two since the זוהר says to do one string. (The זוהר also says…

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Baal HaIttur Tying

Baal HaIttur Tying 1920 2560 rhecht

To quote R’ Yisroel Rosenberg: “2 knots 3 white 2 knots 3 blue 2 knots 3 white 2 knots 3 blue 2 knots 3 white 2 knots 3 blue 2 knots 3 white 2 knots This is in accordance to most rishonim .” The double knot isn’t specified, however, the Baal HaIttur wanted the Techeiles…

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Rav Amram Gaon Method

Rav Amram Gaon Method 235 849 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. Though Rav Amram Gaon does not mention any knot at the begged, most people do in fact tie one there.

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Ba’alei Tosafot (Raavad 7) Method

Ba’alei Tosafot (Raavad 7) Method 235 840 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as a group of three twists. It has 7 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 2 chulyot between the top four knots and one white chulyah between the…

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Ra’avad / Rav Natronai Gaon Method

Ra’avad / Rav Natronai Gaon Method 225 1032 rhecht

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

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Rambam Method

Rambam Method 196 861 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: The Rambam understands the idea of Ptil as the string which winds around the others. Therefore, he requires all the twists to be of Tekhelet, except for the very first and very last. He defines a chulyah as a group of three twists. In this method, the chulyah is kept together by…

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Sefer HaChinuch Method

Sefer HaChinuch Method 235 840 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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