Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Obligating one's self in Tzitzit


Technically, the law of Tzitzit requires only that one who is wearing a four-cornered garment must attach the strings of Tzitzit. There is no requirement, biblically, to put on a four-cornered garment in order to be obligated in Tzitzit.

However: Since the universal custom among observant Jewish males is to wear a four-cornered garment daily in order to fulfill this mitzvah, and since this custom enables accrual of merit, one may not diverge from this custom.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 4:4)

Have a great day,

1 comment:

  1. Readers who would like further details can read, "Is Wearing a Tallit Katan Mandatory?"