Rav Oury Cherki

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How he Holds

From R’ Sherki’s own website (English Translation thanks to ChatGPT plus edits – RH):

תכלת בציצית

י”ב בתשרי תשס”ח, כ”ב בטבת תשס”ט, כ”ד בטבת תשע”א, ו’ בטבת תשע”ב, ט”ז בתשרי תשע”ג, כ”ח בכסלו תשע”ד

Techeiles in Tzitzit

12th of Tishrei, 5768; 22nd of Tevet, 5769; 24th of Tevet, 5771; 6th of Tevet, 5772; 16th of Tishrei, 5773; 28th of Kislev, 5774

שאלה 1: האם לדעת הרב יש להטיל תכלת בציצית. אם אפשר לתת טעם לכך?

תשובה 1: הטיעונים בעד הזיהוי המוצע (ארגמון קהה קוצים) משכנעים, כך שסביר שזו אכן התכלת. אך אי אפשר לחייב עד שתהיה הסכמה רחבה.

Question 1: Does the Rabbi believe one should include techeiles in tzitzit? If so, can you provide a reason?

Answer 1: The arguments for the proposed identification (Murex trunculus) are convincing, so it is likely this is indeed the techeiles. However, it cannot be made into an absolute Chiyuv until there is broader consensus.

שאלה 2: האם יש עניין לקשור תכלת בציצית? אם כן, איזה תכלת עדיפה (ראדזין או התכלת החדשה)?

תשובה 2: כן. החדשה.

Q 2: Is there value in tying techeiles in tzitzit? If so, which techeiles is preferred (Radzin or the new techeiles)?

A 2: Yes. The new one.

שאלה 3: מה דעת הרב בפתיל תכלת?

תשובה 3: ארגמון.

Q 3: What is the Rabbi’s opinion on the techeiles thread?

A 3: Murex.

שאלה 4: ראיתי תשובה באתר שכתבת שאכן צריך ללכת עם תכלת. מה לגבי הטיעון שאם זה לא הפתיל תכלת האמיתי זה מעכב את הגאולה והתכלת האמיתי יתגלה רק כשיגיע המשיח?

תשובה 4: אין שום מקור לכך שזה מעכב את הגאולה. וגם לא פוסקים הלכות על פי הפחדות.

Q 4: I saw a response on the website where you wrote that one should indeed wear techeiles. What about the argument that if it is not the true techeiles string, it delays the redemption and the true techeiles will only be revealed when the Moshiach comes?

A 4: There is no source that it delays the redemption. We also do not rule on halachot based on fears.

שאלה 5: איך לדעת הרב יש לקשור את פתיל התכלת?

תשובה 5: אין מסורת אז כל אחד יעשה כפי שנראה לו. אני מקבל אישית את הפתיל כדעת הרמב”ם משום שממקורות של תורת הקבלה משמע כמוהו, אבל לגבי הקשירה אין לנו דרך להכריע.

Q 5: How does the Rabbi believe one should tie the techeiles string?

A 5: There is no tradition, so everyone should do as they see fit. Personally, I follow the string method according to the Rambam because kabbalistic sources suggest his way, but regarding the tying, we have no decisive way.

שאלה 6:

1. האם אני יכול ללבוש ציצית (טלית קטן) עם חוטי התכלת?

2. האם אני יכול לקשור את הציציות לפי שיטה: 10-5-6-5? או שיש שיטה עדיפה אחרת?

ראיתי שהרב ענה על השאלות באתר אבל רציתי לדעת יותר לפי מנהגי יוצאי קונסטנטין אם יש מנהג מיוחד.

תשובה 6:

1. כן.

2. אפשר.

Question 6:

  1. Can I wear tzitzit (small tallit) with techeiles strings?
  2. Can I tie the tzitzit according to the method: 10-5-6-5? Or is there a better method?

I saw that the Rabbi answered these questions on the website, but I wanted to know more according to the customs of the descendants of Constantine if there is a special custom.

Answer 6:

You can.


Oury Cherki

Rav Oury Cherki (born 1959) is president of the Brit Olam organization, one of whose activities is the spreading of Noahid laws in the world. He has been a lecturer at Machon Meir for decades and lectures extensively in Israel in Hebrew and French. The Ourim Association has published over 12 books and other essays by the Rav on the many subjects he teaches. He also established the Graduate School of Jewish Thought and heads the Beit Yehuda community in Jerusalem.

Rav Cherki was born in Algeria. Her grandfather and father were versed in the Torah and active leaders of the Jewish community in Algeria first, then in France. Rav Cherki lived his childhood in France before settling in Israel in 1972 where he studied at the Yeshiva of Merkaz Harav under the direction of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook. He was also a pupil of Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou) and Rav Shlomo Binyamin Ashlag.

The teaching of Rav Cherki, although rooted in that of Rav Kook, has other elements, such as the movement of Algerian-French Jewish thought. The latter joins modern orthodoxy in that it also seeks to maintain its loyalty to Jewish practice while engaging in modern philosophy and modernity in general. The result is a unique style of Jewish thought that represents an alternative way of bringing Jewish traditions into dialogue with the modern and secular world.



From Wikipedia:

Oury Amos Cherki (Hebrew: רב אורי עמוס שרקי. born in 1959, alternative spelling Uri Sherki) is chairman of Brit Olam – Noahide World Center, a senior lecturer at Machon Meir, leader of congregation “Bayt Yehuda” in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem, and has published numerous works on Jewish thought and philosophy.


Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959. His grandfather, Eyzer Cherki, was a Torah scholar and community leader in Algeria, and later in France. Eyzer served as the president of the Zionist Federation of Algeria, a representative at the Zionist Congress, and was involved in the founding of Jewish education in Algeria. Cherki’s father was a businessman, held a doctorate in economics, and supported his grandfather in his public activities.

Cherki lived in France as a child for a number of years. He moved to Israel in 1972, where he studied at the “Netiv Meir” Yeshiva High School, and later at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva under Zvi Yehuda Kook. He had also studied under Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi, Meir Yehuda Getz, and Shlomo Binyamin Ashlag. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF.

Cherki is involved with the organization Rosh Yehudi, and gives lectures around Israel, including courses for Jewish educators on teaching Judaism to the general public. Cherki is one of the founders of the organization Brit Olam – Noahide World Center which aims to raise awareness of the Seven Laws of Noah.

Rav Cherki publicly supported the Jewish Leadership faction of the Likud Party and the Bayit Yehudi.


He is married to Ronit. They have seven children and reside in Jerusalem. His son Yair Cherki is a journalist. His son Shalom Yochai Cherki was murdered in a terrorist attack in April 2015.[5] Founded in the memory of Cherki’s son, the non-profit, Heu Shalom, assists families in overcoming the cycle of poverty.


Cherki’s thought is heavily influenced by Abraham Isaac Kook and Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou).

Cherki places emphasis on the establishment of the state of Israel. He asserts that the birth of modern political Zionism signified the “beginning of the redemption” (atchalta d’geulah), whose climax was the Balfour Declaration, and the founding of the State of Israel signified the final act in the process of redemption. He believes that from the perspective of Jewish law, Jews are in the “period of the Messiah”.

Published works

The following is a selected list of Cherki’s publications:

Bayt Melukha – a prayer book for Israel Independence Day and Jerusalem Day (Hebrew)
Zayt Ra’anan – a collection of articles on the Jewish holidays (Hebrew)
“On the Eight Chapters of the Rambam” – a commentary on the Rambam’s introduction to the Ethics of the Fathers. (Hebrew)
“Lessons in Kuzari” (Two Volumes) – a commentary on Rabbi Judah Halevi’s work on Jewish thought (Hebrew)
“Sanctity and Nature” – a collection of articles on various topics on personal belief, the nature of Torah, culture and lifestyle, and Zionism (Hebrew)
“Clear Thought: World and Man in Rav Kook’s Teachings” (Hebrew)
“Lessons on Mesilat Yesharim” – a commentary on the Ramchal’s work Mesilat Yesharim (Hebrew)
“Ahead of Time – Exposing the Roots of the Holidays” (Hebrew)
Translation of Abraham Livni’s book “The Return of Israel and the Hope of the World” from its original French into Hebrew. An English translation of the book [9] was published in 2013.


.תשובת הרב על שם משפחתו המדויק, אתר הרב
Administrator. “About Rabbi Uri Sherki”. ravsherki.org. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
.האתר של המרכז העולמי לבני נח
.רעות הדר, הרב שרקי עזב את הליכוד לבית היהודי, באתר ערוץ 7, 29 בפברואר 2015
2015 באפריל16 רועי ינובסקי, חשד לפיגוע: גבר נדרס למוות בתחנת אוטובוס בי-ם, באתר ynet,
“היו שלום”. היו שלום (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2024-03-17.
“הרב אורי עמוס שרקי Archives”.
“יהדות – אלו ואלו: האם יש מקום לומר הלל בברכה בערב יום העצמאות?”. Kipa.co.il. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
“Title: The Return of Israel and the Hope of the World”. The Jewish Press. Retrieved 2016-04-27.

External links

Official website, Articles in English <http://ravsherki.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=categories&id=310&Itemid=101680>
Brit Olam: Noahide World Center headed by Cherki <https://noahideworldcenter.org/>


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ואני תפילה: עיונים בסידור התפילה Independently publishedJanuary 3, 2022Link
ניפגש בפרשה: שיחות בין הרב אורי שרקי לאראל סג"לIndependently publishedJanuary 19, 2023Link
מקדם לעין כרך א: עיונים בפרק חלקIndependently publishedDecember 23, 2021Link
מקדם לעין כרך ב: עיונים בפרק חלקIndependently publishedDecember 23, 2021Link
Holiness&Nature: On the Roots of Life Independently publishedApril 6, 2022Link
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חידוש גדול: הארות מתורתו של הרב אורי שרקיIndependently publishedDecember 22, 2021Link
BRIET SJALOM, Het Boek Van Universele Wetten.(Nieuwe cover) (Boek voor Noachides) (Dutch Edition)Independently publishedApril 2, 2024Link
Sainteté & Nature: Aux racines de la vie (French Edition)Independently publishedJune 16, 2022Link
BRIET OLAM, HET UNIVERSELE GEBEDENBOEK. (Nieuwe cover) (Boek voor Noachides) (Dutch Edition)Independently publishedApril 1, 2024Link


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LeaderCongregation "Bayt Yehuda" in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem
Senior lecturerMachon Meir
ChairmanBrit Olam – Noahide World Center

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