Sep 232018

A story is told about the reward a man received for keeping the mitzva of tzitzit as it prevented him from sleeping with a prostitute. The gemara gets back to issues relating to meal offerings and sacrifices and discusses that if certain items are lacking, it doesn’t prevent the fulfillment of other items. The issue is also raised with regarding to tefillin (on the arm and on the head).

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?