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Magen Avraham of Trisk and R’ Yissachar Dov from Belz

Magen Avraham of Trisk and R’ Yissachar Dov from Belz 200 1256 rhecht

The Magen Avraham holds that the chulyos need to start full after each double knot, as opposed to completing the previous Chulya broken off. In Belz, there was an argument between R’ Yissachar Dov from Belz and his son, the succeeding Belzer Rav, when they do the Chulyos, do they do it 3-3-1 and then…

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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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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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7-8-11-13 Belz / Slonim / Ger

7-8-11-13 Belz / Slonim / Ger 2448 3264 rhecht

This is similar in format to the Ben Ish Hai method, but without the “spine.” After each Chulya of three, the Shamash goes through each set of four strings to make a separation between one Chulya and the next. What we do to make it more even is we switch direction of the winds after…

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Rabbi Elyashiv Knohl – Rambam

Rabbi Elyashiv Knohl – Rambam 720 1280 rhecht

Rabbi Elyashiv Knohl wore (and R’ David Ben Zazon wears) 7-8-11-13 with Chabad Chulyot, the first 6 winds (two Chulyot) and last 3 winds being white. In R’ Ben Zazon’s words: אני קושר כמו השולחן ערוך גם את התכלת, כיוון שכך המנהג המקובל במאות השנים האחרונות, ולגבי התכלת אין רצף של מנהג… זה מה שהרב…

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Tosafos Shulchan Aruch HaRav

Tosafos Shulchan Aruch HaRav 3024 4032 rhecht

This method assumes (like the Rambam) that all the twists except for the first and last be Tekhelet. It keeps five (double) knots, and distributes 7, 8, 11, and 13 twists between them. The Tekhelet string is wrapped through and over each group of three (a chulyah) in order to keep them together. It’s basically…

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GR"A Chaim Twerski 1.0

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

GR”A Vilna Gaon Style – All Blue with Chabad Chulyos 1152 2048 rhecht

R’ Chaim Twerski Shlit”a holds like the Raavad (1, 3) and originally tied like the GR”A using all blue Chulyos, using the Chabad/Chassidishe Chulya. However, he has changed his mind and now tells people to tie like the GRA alternating blue and white. He follows R Yitzchok Brand’s Shitta. The general pattern for GR”A is…

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7-8-11-13 with Yemenite Chulyos

7-8-11-13 with Yemenite Chulyos 900 1600 rhecht

7-8-11-13 with Yemenite Chulyos, also fulfills the AR”I in 7-8-11-13 with broken Chulyos between 5 knots. Breslov wears like this and rumor has it that Chabad originally tied Chulyos like this before doing the current method. R’ Zalman Nechemia Goldberg ZT”L also notably wore this method on one of his Talleisim.

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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 in his words, the זוהר says to do one string. (The…

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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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