Raavad 7

Ra’avad Style 7-8-11-13 Method with Double Knots

Ra’avad Style 7-8-11-13 Method with Double Knots 3024 4032 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as between 7 and 13 twists. There are five (double) knots, with chulyot between them of twists that alternate between Tekhelet and white. The first and last twist of each chulyah is white. Additional comments: This is a method open to a lot of interpretation since Raavad…

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North Africa/Molcho 10-5-6-5 Method

North Africa/Molcho 10-5-6-5 Method 609 3873 rhecht

10-5-6-5 add up to the numerical equivalent of 26, which is YKVK (the Tetragrammaton). This is a centuries-old tying Minhag (Italian Jews; Spanish, Portuguese and North African Sephardim).

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Mystery Shitta – Raavad 7-8-11-13

Mystery Shitta – Raavad 7-8-11-13 720 960 rhecht

This is an interesting one. Raavad ratio, 7-8-11-13, holding like Rashi where the first three winds and last three winds per Chulya are white, but per in between each set of knots. The rest of the winds in the middle are Techeiles, which is 7 (-6) + 8 (-6) + 11 (-6) + 13 (-6).…

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Ra’avad 7-8-11-13 Method With White Chulya

Ra’avad 7-8-11-13 Method With White Chulya 70 389 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as between 7 and 13 twists. There are five (double) knots, with chulyot between them of twists that alternate between Tekhelet and white. The first and last twist of each chulyah is white. Additional comments: This is a method open to a lot of interpretation since Raavad…

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Vilna Gaon (GR”A) 7 Method

Vilna Gaon (GR”A) 7 Method 720 960 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as a group of three twists. It has 13 chulyot but can also be 7, and generally alternates white and Tekhelet between them, starting and ending with a chulyah of white. Those chulyot are distributed between five (double) knots with two chulyot between the top four knots…

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R’ Yaakov Nagen of Otniel Tying

R’ Yaakov Nagen of Otniel Tying 720 960 rhecht

This is sort of a reverse Amram Gaon, where the first and last Chulyos are Techeiles, with one wind white before and after. Bottom-line, his understanding is that the 7 Chulyos representing the 7 heavens should be the color blue, which is the color of the sky. That’s why he reverses the tying order.

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Rav Amram Gaon Method

Rav Amram Gaon Method 235 849 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as a group of three twists. It has 13 chulyot, and alternates white and Tekhelet between them, starting and ending with a chulyah of white. Though Rav Amram Gaon does not mention any knot at the begged, most people do in fact tie one there.

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Ba’alei Tosafot (Raavad 7) Method

Ba’alei Tosafot (Raavad 7) Method 235 840 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as a group of three twists. It has 7 chulyot, and alternates white and Tekhelet between them, starting and ending with a chulyah of white. Those chulyot are distributed between five (double) knots with 2 chulyot between the top four knots and one white chulyah between the…

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Ra’avad / Rav Natronai Gaon Method

Ra’avad / Rav Natronai Gaon Method 225 1032 rhecht

From Ptil Tekhelet: This method defines a chulyah as between 7 and 13 twists. There are five knots, with chulyot between them of twists that alternate between Tekhelet and white. The first and last twist of each chulyah is white. Comments by Rafi Hecht: This is a method open to a lot of interpretation since…

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