- Should I buy Radzyn over murex techeiles?
While ultimately the choice is up to you, our recommendation is, unless you have a strong affinity to Radzyn/Breslov Chassidus and prefer the cuttlefish techeiles, to go with the murex one.
- Then why on earth are you selling Radzyner Techeiles?
Some Radzyner and Breslov Chassidim have approached us with requests to sell it. We therefore are making this option available.
- What about Lifnei Iver Lo Titen Michshol (don’t place a stumbling block before a blind person)?
It’s not Lifnei Iver if Radzyn techeiles is being sold as Radzyn techeiles. On this site it’s being made very clear what the differences between the two sets are.
- What? That’s fake Tekhelet!
It depends on how the Gemara is learned about the role of the Chilazon. The Radzyners don’t consider the Chilazon to necessarily “source” the color blue, just that the “blood” of the Chilazon is added to the mixture for reasons only Chazal can fathom, which render it kosher based on the Radzyner understanding, and based on that, any blue can be added to this mixture as long as this ink is in it. It’s a very different way of understanding a text that’s decidedly vague. This is a much deeper discussion which will BE”H be covered in a longer post in the future.
- What’s the deal with Radzyn Techeiles? Why is it less expensive?
Radzyn Techeiles is a fusion between cuttlefish ink with iron filings which are the source of the blue. Cuttlefish ink is much more plentiful than murex dye, with less fish needed for the same amount of Tzitzit strings.