Rambam - רמב"ם


7-8-11-13 248 1360 rhecht

For those that don’t want to change the standard tying method with Lavan. This also is good as it meets the Raavad’s requirement of no less than 7, no more than 13. In Chassidus/Kabbalah this pattern is also very popular since the AR”I prescribed this ratio but with Chulyos. The AR”I in Shaar HaKavanos apparently…

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Tosafos R’ Hershel Schachter

Tosafos R’ Hershel Schachter 250 716 rhecht

The thought behind this opinion is as follows: 7 winds of 7 chulyos is based on that the Gemara in Menachos (Perek Hatecheiles) states “no less than 7, no more than 13.” Almost every commentary assumes that those numbers refer to 3-wind chulyos. However, the Gemara isn’t explicit in what exactly the numbers 7 or…

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RAMA”K (R’ Moshe Cordevero) Tying

RAMA”K (R’ Moshe Cordevero) Tying 210 1032 rhecht

Yemenite חוליות of 3-3-3-4 (which is the pattern of the RAMA”K (R’ Moshe Cordevero) as well as the Chinuch ), one white wind before and after, 5 knots, long Raavad string. חינוך pattern. R’ Bentzion Twerski likes having one string instead of two since the זוהר says to do one string. (The זוהר also says…

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Ben Ish Hai Tying

Ben Ish Hai Tying 228 1352 rhecht

This tying method has traditionally been worn by Jews of Iraqi descent following the Psak and Kabbala of the Ben Ish Hai. He understands the Rambam’s separating of Chulyos by looping the Shamash in between both halves of four strings, at the same time doing 7-8-11-13 as per the AR”I’s requirement. Per Ptil’s website: The…

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Rambam Method

Rambam Method 196 861 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: The Rambam understands the idea of Ptil as the string which winds around the others. Therefore, he requires all the twists to be of Tekhelet, except for the very first and very last. He defines a chulyah as a group of three twists. In this method, the chulyah is kept together by…

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