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With regards to warring sides on string ratio

With regards to warring sides on string ratio 150 150 Israel Ziderman

Date: May 4, 2020 IZ:  1. As regards to the prefered number of tekhelet cords in tsitsit, let me refer you to Rashi on לתת על המצנפת למעלה (Shemot 39:31), where he proves that, although the term “petil tekhelet” is in the singular, it refers to several cords and at the least to two cords.…

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Is the Snail the Chilazon of the Talmud

Is the Snail the Chilazon of the Talmud 150 150 Israel Ziderman

Date: May 17, 2020 AP: Does Chilazon – the snail fit the description in the Talmud? IZ: 1. Following the late Chief Rabbi Herzog, I have demonstrated that the 4 criteria in the talmud are fulfilled in the banded-dye murex (H.trunculus). Do you have any difficulty with my publications on this? 2. Besides that let…

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Mixing Cuttlefish with Murex

Mixing Cuttlefish with Murex 150 150 Israel Ziderman

Date: May 19 MDR: Why not mix the Radzyner Rebbe’s cuttlefish and the murex to create a dye that satisfies both views? The Radzyner process already mixes it with other things, so why not mix the two together to avoid machloces? These discussions here have dealt largely with hypothetical claims and opinions. However the reality…

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Problems With Using an Extra Coloured String

Problems With Using an Extra Coloured String 150 150 Israel Ziderman

Date: May 15 RR: Hi, question. Is an extra coloured string problematic? And are different chulyos opinions me’akev? i.e. If one was to wear Tosfos techeiles, would he be yotzei Rambam and Ra’avad as well? IZ: 1 & 2 no. 3 yes. RR: So I understand that if one wanted to be yotzei everyone, he…

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Petil is More Than One String

Petil is More Than One String 150 150 Israel Ziderman

IZ: I recently dealt with these 2 objections – cost; single cord – in this group. Can you locate them? Regarding the singular petil issue, how would they design a tzitz with one petil? RH: A cord can have many strings. In the case of a Ptil there’s a disagreement whether Ptil means a rope-like…

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Why the Murex Trunculus Snail Alone Can Be Used for Tekhelet

Why the Murex Trunculus Snail Alone Can Be Used for Tekhelet 150 150 Israel Ziderman

Date: April 20, 2020 Israel Ziderman (IZ): Our source in the Tosefta is quite unambiguous: הביא מן החלזון כשרה שלא מן החלזון פסולה. The definite article ה requires a particular species of snail, and would not include any other snail species. The apparently superfluous law שלא מן החלזון פסולה is unequivocal in rejecting any other…

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