Selected Writings

The Blue Thread

The Blue Thread 150 150 rhecht

Rabbi Gershon Hanoch Leiner 1839-1891 “Speak unto the Children of Israel, and bid them that they make fringes in the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the corners a thread of blue.” (Numbers 15:38) Gershon Hanoch Leiner was thirteen years old and his Bar Mitzvah not…

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Crisis in Blue

Crisis in Blue 150 150 rhecht

by Rav David Bar-Hayim When, as a teenager, my father used to tell me that he did not like me wearing jeans, I usually asked: “Why not? After all, what difference does it make what material the pants are made of?” My father’s reply – referring to the hippie, rock and roll and anti-establishment subculture…

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Hidden Blue

Hidden Blue 150 150 rhecht

In honor of the 100th Yahrzeit of Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Leiner, the Radziner Rebbe, the Modern Catalyst for the Renewed Interest in the Search for the Identity of the Chilazon by Rabbi Leibel Reznick A few years ago, while I was exploring the ruins at the base of the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount,…

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Techelet in the Holy Zohar

Techelet in the Holy Zohar 150 150 rhecht

Techelet in the Holy Zohar Parshat Shelach Lecha (Numbers, chapter 15) The Commandment of Tzitzith (fringes) enables us to remember all the Mitzvoth (Commandments) of the Torah, as it is written “And you shall gaze upon it, and you shall remember all the Commandments of HaShem (G-d) and do them.” This is the sign of…

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Otzar Sichot Tzadikim – Beged Ivri

Otzar Sichot Tzadikim – Beged Ivri 150 150 rhecht

Otzar Sichot Tzadikim Techelet in the Holy Zohar Hidden Blue — in honor of the 100th Yahrzeit of Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Leiner, the Radziner Rebbe Understanding the Criteria for the Chilazon by Dr Mendel E. Singer. Further information can be found at chilazon.com. “A third opinion“ Crisis in Blue by Rav David Bar-Hayim   Translated from Otzar Sichot Tzadikim (Treasury of Discussions…

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