Positive Mitzvah 

10

Make Tsitsit ( fringes) on the corners of your garments

 

 “Make fringes in the corners of their garments” Bemidbar 15:38

This applies to clothing worn by a man during the daytime that has four corners or more.

The size should be sufficient to cover the head and most of the body of a small child who can walk on his own to the market without a guardian.

Garments made of wool or of linen require Tsitsit according to the Torah, other materials only require Tsitsit according to the Rabbis.

 

Wearing a garment that has four corners and does not have Tsitsit is a contravention of this Mitzvah.

A small child who can dress himself is required to wear Tsitsit according to the Scribes.

It is required to be extremely vigilant regarding the Mitzvah of Tsitsit as its written that they considered equivalent to all the mitzvoth.

As it says “That you may look at it and remember all the commandments of the Lord.” Bemidbar 15:39 

 

The numerical value of "Tzitzit" is 600.

Add the 8 strings and 5 knots on each corner,

and you get 613, the number of Mitzvot in the Torah.Rashi


This applies in all places and all times for men but not women.

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