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HALACHA—–t’cheiles – FrumTeens

HALACHA—–t’cheiles – FrumTeens 150 150 rhecht

Recently I have been looking into the “Efrat” tcheilis which has come onto the market in the past 7-8 years. It appears almost 100% positive that this techeiles (the snail kind, and not the Radzyner’s squid, which has long been discredited) is the genuine item. I have asked a number of poskim both in YU…

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Lavan and Tekhelet According to the Rambam

Lavan and Tekhelet According to the Rambam 150 150 rhecht

Rav Moshe Taragin The first mishna in the fourth perek of Menachot determines that two components of tzitzit operate independent of each other.  Ideally tzitzit should contain both white stands as well as tekhelet strands.  If either cannot be located, the mitzva can still be performed with the lone alternate colored stands.  As the mishna states, the tekhelet and the white strands are not me’akeiv one another; although they ideally complement each other, the absence of one does…

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Sefunei Temunei Chol – DISCOURSE ON: TREASURES HIDDEN IN THE SAND

Sefunei Temunei Chol – DISCOURSE ON: TREASURES HIDDEN IN THE SAND 150 150 rhecht

This is a clarification of the Law concerning the existence of the “Hillazon” even in our time. If we are able to obtain and to dye with it the “Techelet” in order to fulfill the “Mitzvah” of “Tzitzith” completely; so that we may learn to be in awe of G-d through the medium of sight,…

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Rav Nachum Rabinovitch and the Art of Ancient Dyeing

Rav Nachum Rabinovitch and the Art of Ancient Dyeing 470 500 Anonymous User

By Baruch Sterman –November 12, 2020 “The Worst Jobs in History,” a lesser-known but very entertaining BBC series, ran sporadically from 2004 to 2006. Just as it sounds, it was an engaging presentation of some of the truly repulsive career choices made throughout the ages. One of the most highly rated episodes―which suggests that this…

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The Messiah’s Blue-Colored Snail

The Messiah’s Blue-Colored Snail 870 472 Anonymous User

Jan. 17, 2014 by Diana Bacharach Nir A snail is pictured from the Ptil Tekhelet, a small factory at the entrance to the Kfar Adumim settlement in the Judean hills, Israel. Photo by tekhelet.com. After a thousand-year mystery, raging passions, countless research and one snail who will supposedly help the Jews finally fulfill the commandment…

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Techeiles Differences Between Ptil, Chabura, and Valles

Techeiles Differences Between Ptil, Chabura, and Valles 150 150 rhecht

Q: 1) Is Techeiles Chabura (chabureh?) Techeiles supposed to be lighter in shade than Ptil Tekhelet? I have a set which I bought last year and I noticed that the the color is much closer to sky blue, as opposed to my Tallis Gadol strings (Ptil Tekhelet) which are much closer to indigo colored. If…

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Of Snails & Things: “The Rarest Blue” Awarded Jewish Book Journal Award

Of Snails & Things: “The Rarest Blue” Awarded Jewish Book Journal Award 150 150 rhecht

The Rarest Blue is an example of a book that is worthy of attention both for its literary merit and for its Jewish interest…A story of science and religion, of craft and history. The Rarest Blue is spellbinding, each page a revelation. In lovely, engaging prose, the Stermans reveal the rediscovery of snail indigo—a detective…

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Jewish Journal Book award announced

Jewish Journal Book award announced 150 150 rhecht

https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/111794/Judy Taubes Sterman and Baruch StermanThe making of a memorable book requires the skills of an alchemist. Every author starts with the raw material of his or her own experience and expertise, but it can take a certain secret ingredient — passion, vision, inspiration — to transform the dross into gold. That is a fair…

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Rediscovered, Ancient Color Is Reclaiming Israeli Interest

Rediscovered, Ancient Color Is Reclaiming Israeli Interest 1024 682 rhecht

By Dina Kraft Feb. 27, 2011 RAMAT GAN, Israel — One of the mysteries that scholars have puzzled over for centuries is the exact shade of blue represented by “tekhelet,” which the Bible mentions as the color of ceremonial robes donned by high priests and ritual prayer tassels worn by the common Israelite. What was…

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