Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Keeping tzitzit from unraveling


Some people tie a small knot at the end of each string of the tzitzit, to keep the strings from unraveling. Others specifically don't tie such a knot, because tzitzit are meant to have a specific number of knots, and this would appear to add to that total.

Because the legality of the knots is disputed, it is better to avoid tying them if there is no real danger of the strings unraveling.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 11:3; Mishneh Berurah 11:18)

Chag sameach and chodesh tov,

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