Tzitzit-Strings options of the Arba Kanfot Tzitzit, Abra Kanfos Tzitzis; And for Tallit, Talis
You can order your Talit Katan / Arba Kanfot either with or without Tzitzit attached. On the product page, we specify the price listed for the Talit Katan with the different options of strings. Go to our Tzitzit strings page to order tzitzit separately for tying yourself.
If you want us to tie the Tzitzit on your Talit Katan for you, we offer you these choices of tzitzit strings:
Regular is the lowest-quality Tzitzit-strings available. Usually used for educational and training projects by schools, etc.
Meyuchad tzitzit-strings is considered longer-lasting than the regular tzitzit-strings. It is spun by a machine
Way more Mehudar (definition), the wool is spun by hand, Leshem Mitzvat tzitzit / לשם מצות ציצית.
The Avodat Yad Tzitzit-strings is available in the regular thin version, mostly applied onto a Tallit Katan (or Arba Kanfot, Tzitzit). It is also available in a slightly thicker version typically applied onto a Tallit Gadol, although many now like it on their under-garment Arba Kanfot, for its better quality and additional Hiddur
Niputz is a Chumra/חומרה of having the lishma aspect start one step sooner in the process.
Miputz/ניפוץ is a mechanical process that breaks up locks and unorganized clumps of the wool fibre and then aligns the individual fibres so that they are more or less parallel with each other.
The Shulhan Aruch (OH 11:1) states that one must have Tevia/טווה
Lishma/לשמה and the
Rama / Rema notes that some are Machmirin to have
Niputz Lishma, though he says the custom
is to be lenient. The Mishna Berura (OH 11:3) explains that the mitzvah of making tzitzit
Taaseh Lecha Gedilim / תעשה לך גדילים starts with the Tevia, however, he notes that the Prisha states in the name of
the Maharal of Prague that Lechathila one should be strict and use Niputz Lishma. The
Aruch HaShulhan (OH 11:4) explains the Maharal's reasoning is that Taaseh Lecha Gedilim / תעשה לך גדילים is stated
in conjunction with Shatnez/שעטנז,
and the making of Shatnez includes the act of Niputz, so one needs Lishma at this level of the process. The
Aruch Hashulhan thus concludes that one should be
careful with this.
The Menupatz Lishmoh Tzitzit-strings is available in the regular thin version, mostly applied onto a Tallit Katan (or Arba Kanfot, Tzitzit). It is also available in a slightly thicker version typically applied onto a Tallit Gadol, although many now like it on their under-garment Arba Kanfot, for its better quality and additional Hiddur
Some like to order the Tallit or Tallit Katan (Arba Kanfot) without the Tzitzit-strings, so they can add it on themselves.
The Radzin Techelet Tzitzit are made by hand (Avodat Yad / עבודת יד), 8x spun (Kaful Shmoneh / כפול שמונה), with dyeing and spinning done by hand. Available in thick or thin.
The Ptil Techelet (or Petil Techeilet) Tzitzit are made according to two different ways. The Rambam tzitzit are only half blue threads (the other half are white). The Ravad Tzitzit are completely blue. Both are available in thick or thin. To get a certain custom, please specify in the comment box during checkout
All Techelet are made by hand (Avodat Yad / עבודת יד), 8x spun (Kaful Shmoneh / כפול שמונה), with dyeing and spinning done by hand. The authentic Techelet (Tekhelet) dye comes from Murex trunculus snails. These sets of 16 strings in each package come in your choice of the two (2) different opinions of the Rishonim.