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 (13 chulyot), Chabad/Arizal, Ben Ish Chai, "Sephardic"|
||Rambam (7 chulyot)
|Raavad||"Ashkenazi", Breslov, Ramak
|Raavad short||Gra, Chinuch, Raavad, Amram Gaon (13 chulyot)
|Raavad 7||Amram Gaon (7 chulyot)
|Tosafot||Gra, Chinuch, Raavad, Amram Gaon, Ramak, Rav Schachter (7 chulyot of 3 each)|
|Tosafot R. Schachter
||Rav Schachter (7 chulyot of 7 each)|
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WHY ARE THE BLUE PTIL TEKHELET NOT AS THICH AS THE WHITE...???
All my local Jewish bookstores were out. Ben's had the best shopping price to the US. It arrived in a reasonable amount of time.
Great store easy to order and find what I need excellent service too
I ordered the thick p'til tekhelet, and I ordered tosafos strings. This being my first experience with tekhelet, I was a bit anxious, as the tosafot strings of course added up to some additional cost. There was no need for anxiety. Ben and his staff were attentive to my requests, clarified any confusion I had caused, and fulfilled my order beautifully. The tallit is marvelous, the P'til Tekhelet worth every penny and then some.... Definitely choose the thick strings, they just look and feel more substantial. I will be ordering again soon for tzitzit, and likely tefillin soon!
These are great tzizit, I love them and order from Ben's Tallit Shop is always a pleasure. Easy ordering, fast shipment and top quality merchandise!!! Couldn't ask for more!
Excellent response to my purchase. Quality material; safely packaged; timely delivery
Excellent quality tzitziyot, easily lasting many years. Always go with thick string. Bought 4 orders of ptil tethered for my 4 sons, I know from experience they will last a long time for them! Todah raba!
I loved tying these onto my Grandfather's tallit. I think he really appreciated the thickness of the strings.