Tallit Katan - Tzitzit
Tallit Katan (Tzitzit or Tzitzis)
In ancient times most of the clothes had four corners. In the past, they would fulfill the mitzvah by tying tzitzits in the four corners of the garment. A tallit katan is made from cotton or wool (or synthetic substances. Wool is a material favored by most Hasidim and Sephardim). a tallit katan is often known just as “tzitzit.” A tallit katan has a small hole in every corner of the garment in which a thread of woolen tzitzit is threaded. Chassidic Jews have two aligned holes in each corner, a custom based on Chabad (The holes stand against each other.)
Purchasing a Tallit Katan
Whether you’re currently buying tzitzit for the 13’th time or the first time, there are a whole lot of details to know about, such as sizing, fabric, fashion, tzitzit, and koshers.
All kinds of Tzitzis
All sorts of Tzitzits: cotton Tzitzit, wool tzitzit, vest Tzitzis, DRY FIT and more.
When we must be wearing tzitzis
Although it is not obligatory to wear a Tallit Katan with tzitzits all the time, it is only required to put tzitzit on a garment that has four corners while a person wears it. In any case, the Jewish people used always to wear a Tzitzis.
If it is not wool, it is only a rabbinical obligation
Many people do not know, but the commandment of the tzitzit is only applied in a garment made of wool or linen, and clothing made of other material is obligated only by rabbinic decree. Today we do not make linen fringes due to Shatnez’s problems.
The importance of this Mitzvah
Rashi says that tzitzit is considered against all the mitzvot, and from this, we see the great value of this mitzvah. The sages always recommend wearing tzitzis. Chazal says that during times of trouble and distress HaShem asks about men who do not wear tzitzit because they do not chase after the mitzvot of Hashem.