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Techeilet: The Color of Tzitzit

Sunday, April 30, 2023 9 Iyyar 5783

12:45 PM - 2:00 PMSynagogue Emanu-El

One color stands above all others in the Torah, techeilet, a color almost indistinguishable from indigo, said to be the same color as the sky and water. It was such a prominent color because when the Torah speaks of tzitzit, the ritual fringes on the tallit (prayer shawl) one string is commanded to be techeilet. It was expensive, difficult to make, the color of royalty, and disappeared. Learn all about the mitzvah of tzitzit, the history of this Biblical blue color, how it was lost and rediscovered. At the end of the class, we will learn how to tie tzitzit and,

For those who would like, a set of techeilet tzitzit can be purchased ($55) via Rabbi Ravski to add to and enhance your tallit.  Click below to order.


Registration is not necessary for class. 

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