In this week’s Parsha Discussion we discuss Tzitzit, the fringes attached to a four-corner garment which are presented by the Torah as a sign and a trigger:
…Let them attach a cord of blue to the fringe at each corner… see it and recall all the commandments of the Lord and observe them, so that you do not follow your heart and eyes in your lustful urge. Thus you shall be reminded to observe all My commandments and to be holy to your God (Deut 22:12, Num 15:37-41).
Tzitzit can be found in two forms: In a Tallit donned during prayer, and in a Tallit katan worn under one’s clothing as a private expression of this mitzva. In recent decades, Tekhelet, the ancient blue dye would seem to have been rediscovered, as well.
Click here to read more from Rabbi Alex Israel in this week’s Parsha Discussion on Shelach Lecha: Reminders.
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