Sunday, June 9, 2013

Let's Learn Some Halachot of Tzitzit

Over Shabbat we were looking at Shulchan HaMelech, a Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 3 volumes as compiled by Maharan HaRav Shmuel Laniado z'al, 1923 with the supplement "Al HaShulchan" containing various opinions compiled by Ezra Basri, Chief Justice of the District Court, Jerusalem in 1992.

We would like to present here some of the halachot about tzitzit that appear in Volume 1 of this series.

We would also like to dedicate this learning for the speedy and complete recovery of our friends' 5-year-old son, Joseph Benjamin, son of Ireneusz Khrystof, diagnosed in April with ALL leukemia. Please have him in mind when studying.

Please keep in mind that this is for learning purposes only and any questions on observance/practical application should be directed to a reliable posek.

So here we go and I quote from the above book:
p. 27 Chapter Nine: The Laws of Donning Zizit
1. One says the blessing "lehitatef bazizit" ( wrap ourselves in fringes) before wearing the tallit kattan (the smaller fringed garment worn usually under the shirt) even though one does not actually wrap onesself in it.  One must separate the strings of the zizit from each other (Shulchan Aruch 8).

Note (from us) - please stay tuned for the next few halachot because different opinions exist on when one should ideally say the blessing. Some do it only on the talit gadol.

Thank you,

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