What is the purpose of tzitzit?
The primary mnemonic purposes of this mitzvah are expressed clearly: wearing tzitzit reminds a daily practitioner to bring God’s love into action by practicing all other mitzvot. The paragraph from Numbers is included in daily prayer as the final paragraph of the Shema.
Do you wear tzitzit on Shabbat?
Since one only wears tzitzis for the sake of the mitzvah, it may be forbidden to wear such tzitzis outside of an eruv on Shabbos because the actual strings would not be considered a necessary part of the garment, but rather a “burden”.
What is PTIL Tekhelet?
Ptil Tekhelet – A group that promotes the view that the chilazon is the snail Murex trunculus. Explanation of how tekhelet was discovered and made from the Murex trunculus.
Should I wear tzitzit?
In the Torah, God commands the Israelites to attach fringes to any four-cornered garment so they would have a physical reminder to obey the commandments. Tzitzit are traditionally worn by men, although some women have taken on the practice.
Is Tekhelet real?
Tekhelet (Hebrew: תְּכֵלֶת; alternate spellings include tekheleth, t’chelet, techelet and techeiles) is a “blue-violet”, “blue”, or “turquoise” dye highly prized by ancient Mediterranean civilizations and mentioned 49 times in the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh.
What do you do with old tzitzit?
The garment itself may be thrown directly into the garbage even according to the Rema. Although there is no obligation to bury the strings, Rema writes that those who are extra careful to bury the strings, as is done with Sheimos (Torah writings), will merit a beracha.
Can I tuck in my tzitzit?
Some frown upon tucking in the strings in a way that they are not seen. Those poskim who maintain the tallis kattan should be worn under one’s garment also imply that the tzitzis may be in one’s pants. For those who keep the tzitzis tucked in, there is no concern about them touching the skin.