Posted by Ben G. on May 10, 2016
This week we received a question about Breslov tzitzis tying customs.
I noticed on your website you have two different ways to tie Breslov techelet.
I'm intrigued to know the source/ community for each of them. Why are they different? I'm very interested in techelet.
My presumption is that Mario meant two different ways to tie Breslov with techeiles. I don't know the ins and outs of Breslov customs very well. It's hard to keep up. I have a neighbor who's Breslov, and he enumerated five or six distinct streams of Breslov in Eretz Yisroel.
However, what I can say is that the Gemara, in describing how to tie tzitzis, very clearly states that you start with white and end with white (מתחיל בלבן ומסיים בלבן). According to most opinions, that means the very first and last windings are white, but according to other opinions (as you can see in one of the links above), the first and last chulyah of each of the four segments must be white.