3. Ziziot are considered halachically as Mitzva appurtenances and are not intrinsically holy. This means that as long as they are attached to a tallit it is forbidden to make a profane use of them, such as tying up an article with them and one must take care that they are not dragged on the ground as this disgraces the Mitzva; and if they are broken off from the tallit they may not be thrown into the garbage or other improper place - some are meticulous to place them in a Geniza (storage place for worn or disused holy books and articles), and they shall receive a special blessing. (B.I.Ch. Lech Lecha 19)
Note from us: Please consult your own rabbi to find out what to do - these are for learning purposes only.
As quoted from:
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 dedicate this learning for the speedy and complete recovery of several people, including Gittel bas Yehudis, Mendel ben Florence, our friends' 5-year-old son, Joseph Benjamin, son of Ireneusz Khrystof, diagnosed in April with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and a longtime friend of the family, Franco, son of Joseph, who is B"H recovering from thyroid surgery. Please have them in mind when studying. For updates on Joey please go to his site, http://caringbridge.org/visit/josephlacki
B"H we did our last Happiness Conference Call Tuesday night on skype, reading the Rabbi Pliskin Happiness book as a merit for these and other cholim - we thank those who participated and hope you will all join us for the next installment tomorrow night at 9pm (contact me to find out how to join - firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also thinking about recording/rerecording the classes and uploading them to a web site - for that we need sponsors though - we can mention the sponsor on the site and in the class itself and the money will go to one of several charities. For more information please ask! :)