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|
|R. Schachter||R. Schachter|
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The tzitziot are perfect. They are easy to work with and are expertly crafted. The service from Ben's Tallit Shop is superb. Thank you for a wonderful shopping experience.
After 45 years, I was given a new Talit. I decided to get Ptil Tchelet. The tzitzit are as expected. I bought the thick, Rambam. It is not about how they look (although I like the way they look). But rather, I learned a lot during the process, picking which type of tzitzit (Rambam, Raavad, Tosafot) and how to tie them and why. It made the experience well worthwhile, one I will appreciate everytime I put on my Talit.
These are really nice Ptil Techelet, the color is very nice and even, they didn't come off on my hands while tying them either. Plenty of length on both sides (dyed side and non-dyed side) after tying. I have and will continue to buy from this site. Very good shipping and communication too.
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!
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. B'Shalom
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
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!