Why does the Torah enjoin us regarding techelet? Because techelet resembles sapphire, and the Tablets were made of sapphire, to tell you that as long as Bnei Yisrael gaze upon this techelet they are reminded of what is inscribed on the Tablets and observe the commandments, therefore it is written, ‘And you shall see it [the techelet string] and remember all of the commandments of G-d and you shall do them.’ - Mishnat Rabbi Eliezer, Chap. 14
|Type of Strings||Used to tie|
|Rambam||Rambam with 13 chulyot, Chabad/Arizal, "Sephardic"
|Raavad short||Gra, Chinuch, Raavad, Amram Gaon 13, Rav Schachter 3x7
|Raavad 7||Amram Gaon 7, Tosafot (two sets)
|Rambam 7||Rambam with 7 chulyot|
Posted by David W. on 7th Apr 2015
Did an excellent job of tying the tzitzit. Quite knowledgeable of the various customs, and offered good advice. Made it look superb [and according to the Lubavitch custom]. I personally recommend [stepping it up a notch and] purchasing the 1/2 string of Ptil Tekhelet, which is beautiful. Certainly a trustworthy source of tallit katan and tsitsit!
Posted by Alexis Kopperman on 15th Sep 2014
Thank you so much for the rapid response to all of my questions and the excellent service I received. The fact that you responded to all of my concerns so quickly and guided me through this purchase was wonderful.. I have given the P'til Techelet as a wedding gift for my Rabbi to put on the new Tallit his bride has given him.
Posted by David S-Y on 14th Apr 2014
Those wishing to fulfill the Mitzvah of P'til Techelet on their Tallit Gadol should consider the Thick Ra'avad strings. They are exceptionally good quality & are helpful for deveikut b'tefillah. Refer also to the discussion on Sephardic tying. This is a major practice in the welcoming of Mashiach, may he be revealed speedily in our days, B"H
Posted by Isabelle Cohen on 13th Sep 2012
Boker Tov, Ben. Just wanted to let you know that I have received my Ptil Tekhelet order yesterday, and I am very pleased with the product and the service. Toda raba!
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