Founders and Organizers

Joel Guberman

Joel Guberman 665 887 rhecht

Rabbi Yehuda Rock

Rabbi Yehuda Rock 960 720 rhecht

A Rebbi at Yeshivas Har Etzion. He was an early adopter.

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Rabbi Yechezkel Toporovitz

Rabbi Yechezkel Toporovitz 387 387 rhecht

הרב יחזקאל טופורוביץ

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Rabbi Yitzchok Elchonon Zak

Rabbi Yitzchok Elchonon Zak 684 684 rhecht

A member of the Techeiles Chabura.

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Rabbi Yisroel Rosenberg

Rabbi Yisroel Rosenberg 478 478 rhecht

One member of the Techeiles Chabura, Chavrusa of R’ Yisroel Barkin and selling Techeiles online from Lakewood.

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Rabbi Yisroel Barkin

Rabbi Yisroel Barkin 546 546 rhecht

Avrech, Kollel Zichron Gershon L’Dayanus, Lakewood and nephew of R’ Yisroel Belsky ZT”L.

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Rabbi Shlomoh Taitelbaum

Rabbi Shlomoh Taitelbaum 184 245 rhecht

Shlomoh Taitelbaum is actually one of the unofficial founders of Ptil Tekhelet. He studied in Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore and Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Jerusalem. He spent the better part of three years researching the halachic acceptability of identifying and re-instituting the mitzvah of tekhelet – culminating in his work “Lulaot Tekhelet” which…

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Rabbi Yehoshua Yankelewitz

Rabbi Yehoshua Yankelewitz 1008 1242 rhecht

Young and bright, R’ Yankelowitz was mentioned by R’ Bentzion Twerski as the one who convinced him of the murex’ authenticity. He also tied Tzitzis for Rabbis Yisroel Belsky ZT”L, Zalman Nechemia Goldberg ZT”L, as well as Ben Shapiro.

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Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport

Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport 2048 1365 rhecht

R’ Rappaport was one of the people that started the whole process going. Without him it’s hard to say if the rest would be wearing Techeiles today.

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Rabbi Ari Greenspan, DMD

Rabbi Ari Greenspan, DMD 200 243 rhecht

From “Dr. Greenspan is a co-founder of the Ptil Tekhelet Association. He is a US trained dentist, with a practice in Jerusalem. He is a mohel, shochet and sofer, and has worked for more than 20 years on collecting Jewish traditions and mesorot from far flung Jewish communities. He has lectured around the world for Dental groups and…

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