Correct TziTzit

As you know, every Hebrew Male is commanded to wear TziTzit on ALL their garments at ALL times. Women are not required to wear Tzitzit.

Traditionally, TziTzit is done in many different ways, so I will concentrate on the Torah-centric one.

Let's take a look at what is commanded and see if we can make sense out of it.
YLT Num 15:38 'Speak unto the children of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, and they have made for themselves fringes on the skirts of their garments, to their generations, and they have put on the fringe of the skirt a ribbon of blue, 
YLT Num 15:39 and it hath been to you for a fringe, and ye have seen it, and have remembered all the commands of Jehovah, and have done them, and ye search not after your heart, and after your eyes, after which ye are going a-whoring; 
YLT Num 15:40 so that ye remember and have done all My commands, and ye have been holy to your God; 
YLT Num 15:41 I am Jehovah your God, who hath brought you out from the land of Egypt to become your God; I, Jehovah, am your God.' 
YLT Dt 22:12 'Fringes thou dost make to thee on the four skirts of thy covering with which thou dost cover thyself.
So, as you can see, we are commanded to make ציצת (TziTzit) FRINGES on ALL כנפות (kanaphot) "EDGES" of the clothes that you cover yourself with. Seems pretty simple.

What do Torah FRINGES look like?

Basically, it is a fringe made out of a bunch of threads with one blue thread that is tied in a knot and attached to the wings of the garments. I usually use threads of the same color that the garments because it looks much better. DO NOT FORGET BLUE THREAD !

Here is the approximate picture:

Now, what about the EDGES??? What does it mean? Where we are to attach the FRINGES???

Here is the approximate/schematic picture of where to attach them:

As you can see, T-Shirt has 4 edges, Pants have 3 edges and socks have 1 edge. Do not forget gloves and caps. Gloves and caps would also have 1 edge, just like socks. Also, the bedding that you cover yourself with must also have TziTzit on all 4 edges all around (not just on the corners).

Basically, the Fringed garment according to the Torah would look similar to Native American garments, like this one:

I hope now it is clear to you what FRINGES are and where to put them,

The whole point of the FRINGES is to remind you about Torah and God. I wear fringes and I've noticed that your gaze always falls on them when you move your body. Therefore, this commandment is very wise and very much valid. So do not be shy to wear what God has commanded.

Please note that all traditional way of wearing TziTzit is totally wrong! TziTzit that you can see on Orthodox Jews, for example, is different from what the Torah says. For one, they only use only several threads instead of FRINGES and they attach it only on the pants on one of the edges. Therefore, they do not even observe the minimal requirements of the commandment.


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