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    Lightbrite
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    Why do some people wear single hole tzitzit and others double?

     

    #1225884

    theroshyeshiva
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    Chassidim do many things differently- maybe one of them reading the question will give you some insight.

    #1225885

    mik5
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    Chassidim have 2 holes. This is because the tzitzis strings have to hang over the corner of the begged, not hang down – which is what happens when you have 1 hole.

    #1225886

    I wear 2-hole tzitzis (for the reason mentioned), and I’m not chassidish.

    #1225887

    lebidik yankel
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    there is a shita of the baal ha’ittur that tzitzis needs two holes. As you will recall, the gemarah tells us that kesher elyon is deoraysa, because otherwise the tzitzis is unattatched. According to the baal haittur there is a in-and-out even without a knot, which constitutes an attachment regarding shabbos. This is one of the reasons other rishonim argue with the baal haittur. As mentioned, chassidim generally follow this shita and litvaks do not.

    #1225888

    ubiquitin
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    I think it is more kabilistic than halachic

    Even chasidim have one hole on the tallis gadol.

    does anyone know of any exceptions

    #1225889

    big deal
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    Ubiq: they have one hole on the Tallis gadolinium to avoid appearing “holier than thou”. (Pun intended)

    #1225890

    big deal
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    *talis gadol (thanks spell check for your running commentary)

    #1225891

    yehudayona
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    FYI gadolinium is a rare earth element named after the Finnish chemist Johan Gadolin.

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