Posted by Ben G. on June 21, 2016
unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them
throughout their generations fringes in the corners of their garments,
and that they put with the fringe of each corner a thread of blue. And
it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and
remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye go
not about after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to
go astray (Bamidbar 15:38-39)
Upon hearing the above verses read from the Torah on Shabbat Parshat Shlach, many people are inspired to strengthen their connection to the mitzvah of tzitzit. Our Sages went so far as to expound upon the verse: "This is my God and I will enshrine Him [ve'anveihu], be adorned [hitna'eh] before Him with commandments, make before Him...beautiful tzitzit..." (Shabbat 133b). It is also one of the few mitzvahs where the reason is given alongside the commandment.
For those who would like to fulfill the mitzvah of tzitzit with techelet, we are offering a special sale in conjunction with the P'til Tekhelet Association. If you purchase one or two sets of Ptil Tekhelet tzitzit strings, go ahead and add a cotton or wool garment free of charge. Just enter coupon code TKHLTAL at the end of the checkout process, and you will only be charged for the Ptil Tekhelet strings (up to two). We'll even do the tying free of charge!