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Rambam-Maimonides

(‫ )ם"רמב‬Tekhelet Tying
Method

1. The initial Chulya is made by


wrapping one white strand and
one blue strand and tucking in
the ends to form a knot. The
white is wrapped once first and
then the blue twice.
2. The 11 middle Chulyot are made
by taking one blue strand from
the total of eight strands and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven strands three times, and
tucking the end into the wraps to
form a knot. This wrapping
strand is designated Shamash and
is used for all subsequent chulyot
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used).
3. The final Chulya is made by
wrapping one white strand and
one blue strand and tucking in
the ends to form a knot. The blue
is wrapped twice first and then
the white once.
Baal Sefer Hahhinuch (‫בעל‬
‫ )ספר החינוך‬Tekhelet Tying
Method

1. A Single Knot is made by taking


the four strands from one side of
the garment and the opposing
four strands from the other side
of the garment and tying a simple
knot.
2. A white Chulya is made by
taking one white strand from the
total of eight strands and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven strands three times. This
wrapping strand is designated
Shamash and is used for all
subsequent white Chulyot
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used).
3. A blue Chulya is made the same
as a white one, but just using a
blue strand.
Vilna Gaon (‫)הגאון מ'ווילנא‬
or the Gra (‫ )גר"א‬Tekhelet
Tying Method

1. A Single Knot is made by


taking the four strands from one
side of the garment and the
opposing four strands from the
other side of the garment and
tying a simple knot.
2. A white Chulya is made by
taking one white strand from the
total of eight strands and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven strands three times. This
wrapping strand is designated
Shamash and is used for all
subsequent white Chulyot
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used).
3. A blue Chulya is made the
same as a white one, but just
using a blue strand.
Radzin (‫)האדמו"ר מ'ראדזין‬
and Chabad/Lubavitsch
(‫ )לובאוויטש\חב"ד‬Tekhelet
Tying Method

1. A Single Knot is made by taking


the four strands from one side of
the garment and the opposing
four strands from the other side
of the garment and tying a simple
knot.
2. A single white twist loop is made
by taking one white strand from
the eight strands, wrapping it
once around the remaining seven
strands, and then tucking in the
end in the wrap. This wrapping
strand is designated Shamash and
is used for the both the first and
final white wrap (though it is not
Halachically imperative that the
same Shamash be used).
3. A single blue twist loop is made
the same as a white one, but just
using a blue strand.
4. A two or three twist loop is made
as follows: hold the seven core
strands in the left hand (with the
thumb extended out to the right),
Take the blue Shamash in the
right hand and wrap it under and
around the left thumb, then over
the seven core strands, and then
bring it up through the open
triangle created by the blue
Shamash. Wrap the Shamash
around the seven strand core
once more to make a two twist
loop or two more times to make a
three twist loop. Now pull all the
strings tightly together (this will
require some play). Note: it helps
to pull tight from the bottom
first.
Rav Amram Gaon (‫רב עמרם‬
‫ )גאון‬Tekhelet Tying Method

1. A Single Cord Knot is made by


taking one strand of the total
eight, wrapping it once around
the remaining seven strands and
tucking in the end in the wrap.
2. A white Chulya is made by
taking one white strand from the
total of eight strands and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven strands three times. This
wrapping strand is designated
Shamash and is used for all
subsequent white Chulyot
(though it is not halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used).
3. A blue Chulya is made the same
as a white one, but just using a
blue strand.
Raavad (‫ )ראב"ד‬Tekhelet
Tying Method

1. A Single White and Blue Cord


Knot is made by taking one
white strand and one blue strand
from the eight strands, then while
holding them together, wrap
them once around the remaining
six strands and tucking in the
ends in the wrap.
2. A Chulya is made by taking one
white strand and one blue strand
from the eight strands, then while
holding them together, wrap
them three times around the
remaining six strands – start with
white on top (closest to the
garment). The final (seventh
wrap) is made by dropping the
blue strand from the wrapping
pair and wind one more time
using only the white strand. The
wrapping pair strands are
designated Shamashim and are
used for all subsequent Chulyot
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamashim be used).
Rav Hershel Schachter
(OU) - Tekhelet Tying
Method

1. The initial Chulya is made by


wrapping one white strand and
one blue strand and tucking in
the ends to form a knot. The
white is wrapped once first and
then the blue twice.
2. The 11 middle Chulyot are made
by taking one blue strand from
the total of eight strands and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven strands three times, and
tucking the end into the wraps to
form a knot. This wrapping
strand is designated Shamash and
is used for all subsequent chulyot
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used).
3. The final Chulya is made by
wrapping one white strand and
one blue strand and tucking in
the ends to form a knot. The blue
is wrapped twice first and then
the white once.
Tosfot (‫ )תוספות‬Tekhelet
Tying Method

1. A Single Knot is made by taking


the four strands from one side of
the garment and the opposing
four strands from the other side
of the garment and tying a simple
knot.
2. A white Chulya is made by
taking one white strand from the
total of eight strands and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven strands three times. This
wrapping strand is designated
Shamash and is used for all
subsequent white Chulyot
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used).
3. A blue Chulya is made the same
as a white one, but just using a
blue strand.
Baal HaItur (‫ בעל העיטור‬-
‫ )בנימין זאב‬Tekhelet Tying
Method

1. A Single Knot is made by taking


the four strands from one side of
the garment and the opposing
four strands from the other side
of the garment and tying a simple
knot.
2. A white Chulya is made by
taking one white strand from the
total of eight strands and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven strands three times. This
wrapping strand is designated
Shamash and is used for all
subsequent white Chulyot
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used).
3. A blue Chulya is made the same
as a white one, but just using a
blue strand.
Standard Ashkenazi
(7,8,11,13) Tekhelet Tying
Method

1. A Single Knot is made by taking


the four (4) strands from one side
of the garment and the opposing
four (4) strands from the other
side of the garment and tying a
simple knot.
2. The initial wrap of seven (7)
winds is made by taking one
white strand from the total of
eight (8) strands and wrapping it
around the remaining seven (7)
strands once. This wrapping
strand is designated the white
Shamash and is used for the
subsequent white wrap at the end
(though it is not Halachically
imperative that the same
Shamash be used). The
remaining six (6) winds are made
taking one blue strand and
wrapping it around the remaining
seven (7) strands six (6) times.
This wrapping strand is
designated the Tekhelet Shamash
and is used for all subsequent
blue wraps (though it is not
Halachically imperative that the
same Shamash be used).
3. The eight (8) winds are made by
wrapping the Tekhelet Shamash
eight (8) times around the core
strings; the eleven (11) winds are
made by wrapping the Tekhelet
Shamash eleven (11) times
around the core strings.
4. The thirteen (13) winds are made
by wrapping the Tekhelet
Shamash twelve (12) times and
then wrapping the white
Shamash once.