Rambam - רמב"ם

Vilna Gaon on LeDorosam

Vilna Gaon on LeDorosam 407 302 rhecht

Playing devil’s advocate, the GR”A was against Techeiles without a Mesorah. Why is the word L’Dorosom inserted there and not the end of the pasuk? The pasuk almost seems to imply that the mitzvah of Tzitzis will be L’Dorosam but maybe not the mitzvah of Techailes. This proof is attributed to the Vilna Gaon (quoted…

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GR”A Vilna Gaon Style – All Blue with Teimani Chulyos

GR”A Vilna Gaon Style – All Blue with Teimani Chulyos 413 1877 rhecht

While the GR”A in Yahel Ohr is explicit that each set of 4 chulyos alternates blue and white, this is moreso Rambam with a “nod” to the GR”A in terms of how the double knots are spaced out: 4-4-4-1. To quote from the Daf Yomi Page (p. 4): “Another understanding of the Rambam – The…

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Rabbi Mordechai Chriqui

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From Amazon: Mordekhai Chriqui, Rabbi and researcher in the field of Kabbalah and metaphysics, he is the founder of Ramhal Institute in Jerusalem since 1990. He has published thirty books on Kabbalah and in particular Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Ramhal) in Hebrew and French, as “Le flambeau de la Cabale”, “Le Maggîd et les écrits…

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Haskama – Rabbi Shlomo Machpud Shlit”a

Haskama – Rabbi Shlomo Machpud Shlit”a 1932 2576 rhecht

בס״ד, יום כסלו תשע”ד. שלמה יוסף מחפוד אב״ד בד״ץ”יורה דעה״ ורב ומו״צ דשכונת נוה אחיעזר ושיכון ו׳ בני ברק דברי ברכה היה למראה עיני קונס׳ חזרת התכלת לישראל. אשר כוננו ידי האברך היקר והנעלה, שוקד באהלה של תורה, שמץ תורק שמו, כש״ת הרב מרדכי אפל שליט״א מעיקו״ת ירושלים תובב״א. עברתי בין בתרי אמרותיו כמסת הפנאי,…

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Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 480 360 rhecht

Rabbi, Shaar HaEmet. Rabbi Cohen has a number of interesting Chumros: Reversing the direction of the winds and loop-throughs of Ben Ish Hai tying so each set of “bumps” are opposite each other, making a DNA-style pattern. Tying small knots at the end of each string, but making sure that there is no extra string…

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Rabbi Meir Elkabas

Rabbi Meir Elkabas 1000 1000 rhecht

Involved in the spreading and dissemination of the teachings and advice of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, his disciples and his movement – through what is called Breslov Therapy. He told me though that, unlike the common Radzyner method of dipping in pre-spun strings (leaving a white core) his was custom dyed prior to spinning, so…

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Rabbi Zvi Thau

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Granted he wore someone else’s Tallit Gadol only at a Bris, but this shows he isn’t against Techeiles. From Wikipedia: Zvi Yisrael Thau (Hebrew: צבי ישראל טאו, born 1938) is a Religious Zionist rabbi, a disciple of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook, and co-founder and president of Yeshivat Har Hamor in Jerusalem. Biography Hans (Zvi Yisrael) Thau was born in Vienna to parents…

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Rabbi Ovadia ben Yaakov Yosef

Rabbi Ovadia ben Yaakov Yosef 2184 1098 rhecht

Rambam with Double Knots Before and After

Rambam with Double Knots Before and After 757 1600 rhecht

The logic here is that the “Kesher Elyon” is unclear if it’s the knot closest to or farthest from the Beged, so this satisfies both if one wants to be Machmir on the double knot according to the Mordechai.

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Rabbi Yonatan Halevy

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From his website: Rabbi Yonatan Halevy, affectionately known as Rabbi Yoni, is the Rabbi and Spiritual leader of Kehillat Shaar HaShamayim. Brief Biographical Sketch Rabbi Yonatan studied at the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland, for five years, before pursuing his Rabbinical Ordination at the Sheheber Sephardic Center in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yonatan received his…

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