Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Type of Tzitzit on Non-Woolen Tallit

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Parashath Noah, Laws of Ziziyoth, Page 11-12: We will IY"H break up this entry over several days.
1. (continued) However, the question of what sort of ziziyoth to use on a tallith of this category raises some problems.  On a cotton tallith, it is best to use cotton ziziyoth.

(Although Maran z'l is of the opinion that woolen ziziyoth may be affixed to a tallith of any sort of material, there is another opinion (R. Me'ir z'l of Rothenburg) that the ziziyoth must be of the same material as the tallith itself.  In order to avoid this controversy, one should make the ziziyoth of the same material as the tallith {which Maran z'l would also agree is kasher}.)

However, if the tallith is made of silk, it is preferable to use ziziyoth made of wool, since it is very difficult to ensure that the silk ziziyoth have been made in accordance with all opinions.

This learning should be in memory of Maran, HaRav HaGaon Ovadia Yosef, ztz'l.

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