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TRUE BLUE

TRUE BLUE 1077 841 rhecht

By Gavriel Horan | DECEMBER 11, 2018 Looking for the chilazon off the coast of Greece. Film director Chananya Kramer (center) with Rabbi Yitzchok Elchonon Zak (left) and Rabbi Yechezkel Toporowitz of Techeiles L’chosvei Shemo, which produces techeiles for Eretz Yisrael (Photos KolRom Media) He was in the fourth grade at the Hebrew Academy of…

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The History of Sapoon-Soap, The Benefits of Virgin Olive Oil

The History of Sapoon-Soap, The Benefits of Virgin Olive Oil 27 34 rhecht

The History of Sapoon-Soap Soap making history goes back around 5000 years. The first recorded archeological evidence of the manufacture of soap-like materials is dated to around 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon. Babylonians had discovered the basic method of making soap, using Cassia oil (the tree that cinnamon is extracted from) boiled with ashes and…

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Techeilet – Mitzva World

Techeilet – Mitzva World 150 150 rhecht

Q: What is the correct way to tie Techeilles? A: Interestingly enough, there is actually no source found in the meforshim, commentaries, to tie techeilles the way we currently tie lavan (regular white tzitzis). The reason for this is because the way regular white tzitzis is currently tied was invented after techeilles was lost, aproximately 1,300 years ago! This…

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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner – Techelet

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner – Techelet 1467 2200 rhecht

Question: What is Ha-Rav’s opinion about wearing Techelet? Answer: We only wear white. This is based on three reasons, each of which is sufficient on its own: 1. One of the authorities of last generation, the “Beit Ha-Levi,” Ha-Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Brisk, held that in the absence of a continuous tradition, it is…

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Modern Techelet

Modern Techelet 289 202 rhecht

There is a tradition from Rebbe Nachman of Breslev that right before Moshiach comes, the mitzvah ot the techelet in tzitzit will be reinstated… https://www.breslev.co.il/articles/foundations_of_judaism/jewish_outlook/modern_techelet.aspx?id=12188&language=english By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 6/10/2009, 11:44 Biblical Blue, Part 4 A contemporary of Rav Herzog’s, Alexander Dedekind of Vienna, suggested in his work Archeological Zoology (Vienna, 1898, p.…

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Argaman and Techelet

Argaman and Techelet 289 202 rhecht

Archaeologists have uncovered numerous ancient dye-producing factories all over the Mediterranean coast, with large heaps of snail shells alongside them… By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 6/4/2009, 22:40 https://www.breslev.co.il/articles/foundations_of_judaism/jewish_outlook/argaman_and_techelet.aspx?id=12129&language=english Biblical Blue, Part 3 But which of the many species of snails is the one which produces the Techelet dye? It was pointed out earlier that…

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Fins, Scales, and Snails

Fins, Scales, and Snails 289 202 rhecht

  Where does the biblical blue “techelet” dye come from? A fish? A snail? A mollusk? Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld takes us on a thrilling journey to find out… https://www.breslev.co.il/articles/foundations_of_judaism/jewish_outlook/fins__scales__and_snails.aspx?id=12086&language=english By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 5/31/2009, 00:45 Biblical Blue, Part 2 What color is the Techelet dye? Here we have very clear, specific information. The…

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In Search of Biblical Blue

In Search of Biblical Blue 289 202 rhecht

Throughout the time of the Talmud, the Techelet string was included in the Tzitziot of the men of Israel. Where is it today? Where does the authentic dye come from? By: Rabbi Mordechai Kornfeld Publish date: 5/23/2009, 21:50 https://www.breslev.co.il/articles/foundations_of_judaism/jewish_outlook/in_search_of_biblical_blue.aspx?id=12019&language=english Biblical Blue, Part 1 The Bnai Yisroel shall put on the Tzitzit of the corners [=ritual strings…

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Techelet – The Blue Thread

Techelet – The Blue Thread 289 202 rhecht

When the ‘inyan of techelet began to be debated during the late 1800s, due to the efforts of of Rabbi Gershon Henich Leiner, the Radzyner Rebbe, to restore this mitzvah… Source: https://www.breslev.co.il/articles/breslev/customs_and_thought/techelet_the_blue_thread.aspx?id=2207&language=english By: Rabbi Dovid Sears Publish date: 12/25/2007, 19:42 Le‘ilui nishmat Leib ben Yitzchak Ya’akov Sears, a”h – Yartzeit: 30 Shevat, Rosh Chodesh Adar…

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Techeiles in the Torah – Number of Times

Techeiles in the Torah – Number of Times 150 150 rhecht

Techeiles is mentioned 49 times in the Bible. Exodus 25:4 — וּתְכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת Exodus 26:1 — שֵׁ֣שׁ מָשְׁזָ֗ר וּתְכֵ֤לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן֙ וְתֹלַ֣עַת Exodus 26:4 — וְעָשִׂ֜יתָ לֻֽלְאֹ֣ת תְּכֵ֗לֶת עַ֣ל שְׂפַ֤ת Exodus 26:31 — וְעָשִׂ֣יתָ פָרֹ֗כֶת תְּכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת Exodus 26:36 — לְפֶ֣תַח הָאֹ֔הֶל תְּכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת Exodus 27:16 — עֶשְׂרִ֣ים אַמָּ֗ה תְּכֵ֨לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֜ן וְתוֹלַ֧עַת Exodus…

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