1) The gemara says to “wrap once, wrap twice, wrap thrice” so the idea is to go around three times and not necessarily to see exactly three wraps. 2) You should cut all the strings so that the hanging section is 2/3 of the total tzitzit. The cuts should not damage the strings. If they become frayed over […]
One can think up many ways to try to be yotzei all the many sheetot. I would not recommend inventing sheetot, but rather choosing one. If you want to be yotzei both the Raavad and the Rambam. Make two begadim, one tied according to the Raavad and one according to the Rambam. – Mois Navon
There is no correlation that I am aware of between thick/thin sheetot and halacha/aesthetics. Some people find thick strings (regardless of sheeta) to be more aesthetically pleasing on a large talit. Some people buy thick for talit katan due to greater durability (they don’t tear as easily). I have found that thin strings tear more easily when tying […]
Concerning the choices, I have been asked this many times and have detailed the options on our site: http://www.tekhelet.net/diagrams/TyingFAQ.htm If you would like a cut to the chase, I recommend Rambam strings tied according to the Rambam method as handed done by the Teimanim. There is an issue of aesthetics as one is supposed to […]
Questions on Women Tying
Questions were extracted from Ptil Tekhelet’s website.
It appears to me that there is no prohibition to teach a woman to tie tzitzit since it is clearly permitted for a woman to tie. The question of women tying tzitzit is only whether such is l’chathila or bidi’aved – and such a question only falls on the woman herself. Also, it should be […]
The words of the Shulhan Aruch (OH 14:1) state that women can tie tzitzit, however the Rama adds that there are those who are strict to have a man tie and “it is good to do so l’chathila.” Clearly the Ashkenazi tradition is for a women to tie only bidi’avad. The Kaf Hayaim writes that […]
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