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White-on-White Tallit Comparison: Tashbetz vs. Beit Yosef

Recently we received an inquiry from a rabbi in Florida interested in buying a white-striped tallit with nonslip fabric, but wanted help comparing the options.I live in Florida and I am looking for a white on white lightweight tallit that won't slip off my shoulders. I see that you have a few. It would be helpful to me [...]

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Sephardic Tallit Options

What is the difference between a Sephardic Tallit and a Yemenite, Ashkenazi or Chassidic? The foremost distinction is a different custom for tying the tzitzit, with a spiral ridge, followed by most Sephardim. Also, in many traditional Orthodox Sephardic congregations, a white tallit with white stripes, rather than black stripes is customary.One specific example, the [...]

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Different types of tzitzit available on a tallit

This week we received an inquiry from someone getting ready to buy a tzitzit who is unsure about the various tzitzit options, and wants to get it right.Would you please explain to me the different types of TzitTzit available on a tallis. How are they tied and what if any are they dyed with?Thank you, [...]

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Ptil Tekhelet Tzitzit: Thin or Thick?

I think fairly often our customers have a hard time deciding whether to order thin Ptil Tekhelet or thick. Obviously it's a harder decision when you can't see the strings up close.Today we received the following question from a customer who was unsure which Ptil Tekhelet strings to buy. I have two question on the techelet [...]

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Size 60 Tallit or Size 70 Tallit?

We often get inquiries from customers wondering which tallit size to choose. Today we received a question that sounds very specific to the asker, but I think it's actually fairly common.I am interested in the Bnei Ohr Blue Medley tallit. I have the following questions: 1. Can you email me (or post on the web site) someone [...]

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Compact Lightweight Tallit

Usually people want a lightweight tallit because they live in a warm climate and want less fabric on their shoulders. But this week we received an inquiry from someone who needs a lightweight tallit because he wants it to be more compact.Hello, I travel a lot and am looking for a tallit that is as lightweight [...]

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Black Tallit Stripes and Techelet

Traditionalist Orthodox Ashkenazim usually wear a black-striped tallit. But if they start tying techelet on their tallit, some start to wonder whether the black striping makes sense. This week we received the following inquiry from a return customer: You've made three beautiful tallitot with techelet for me, and now I may be interested in ordering a fourth. [...]

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How Should Ashkenazim Tie Techelet Tzitzit?

We regularly get inquiries from customers who want to start putting techelet tzitzit on their tallit or tallit katan, and are uncertain which tying custom to adopt. For example, this week we received the following question sent from South Africa:I am little bit confused about the tzitzit tying methods. I usually have Ashkenazi tying on my [...]

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Tallit & Tefillin: Guide for the Chassan

Usually when a customer wants to buy tallit and tefillin, it's for a almost 12-year-old heading for his bar mitzvah, but this week we got a tallit and tefillin inquiry from a groom whose life is shifting: now only is he headed toward married life, but he also seems to be becoming observant -- at [...]

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Silk Tzitzit

Periodically we get questions regarding the type of material one should use for tzitzit strings: wool, linen, cotton, silk, etc. This week we got a question about silk tzitzit strings.My son's Bar Mitzvah is in a month. My mother has made his talit using raw silk. Do the tzitzit also have to be made from silk? I [...]

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