Sep 212018
 

How many strings? How far from the edge of the garment? How long do the strands need to hang down? Does one make a bracha on stringing the tzitzit? Can a non Jew make tzitzit? Can a woman? What part of the process needs to be done for the sake of tzitzit?

Sep 202018
 

If one has a long garment and folds it, does one need to put strings on the folded part? Is the obligation of tzitzit that all four cornered garments one owns should have tzitzit or is it an obligation only if one is wearing a four cornered garment, it must have tzitzit? Or does anyone hold (possibly an angel) that it is an obligation on a person to wear a four corenred garment, thus obligating him in tzitzit? Is one allowed to move strings from one pair of tzitzit to another?

Sep 172018
 

The mishna states that having white without techelet or techelet without white does not disqualify the tzitzit. Alternative explanations are brought in order to explain this mishna even according to Rebbi who holds that both are necessary. Other issues relating to tzitzit are discussed.

Sep 162018
 

On which arm, where on the arm and where on the head does one put on tefillin? There is agreement on each one but disagreement about from where it is derived. The gemara discusses the debate regarding tzitzit whether all 4 corners is one mitzva or each one is a separate mitzva. The gemara discusses the ramifications of this argument.

Sep 132018
 

More cases of mezuzot are brought regarding whether or not certain types of entrances require mezuzot. Can mezuzot be written on other materials beside parchment? Details of the laws of tefillin are brought – how is the tefillin of the head different from the tefillin on the arm? Can one be used for the other?

Sep 092018
 

The world was created with the letter heh which reflects the opportunity for free will and also for doing repentance. The world to come was created with a yud and the gemara explains why. In what situations can a sefer torah be fixed? What are the margins? Spacing? How many columns on each piece of parchment? What if one errs and omits God’s name? Can it be fixed? Several halachot are brought in which Rabbi Shimon Shezuri finds halachic solutions to problematic situations.