12 Responses to “How to Tie Tzitzit Tassels – VIDEO”
  1. joshua Johnson

    Where did you get the strings from? And what material are they?

  2. Bryan

    7, 8, 11, 13

    I have always seen them tied 10, 5, 6, 5

    Why the different numbers?

    • Jason

      Shalom achi, I actually tie mine in the Sephardi tradition with 10/5/6/5, representing the numerical values of YHWH. 7/8/11/13 is just a different way of tying them, and here is one of the explanations as to why these numbers are chosen (there are apparently several varying thoughts on this):

      -7 represents the perfection of the physical world, which was created in seven days
      -8 is the number of transcendence that goes beyond nature
      -11 is the numerical value of vav-hey, the last two letters of the Tetragrammaton
      -13 is the numerical value of echad – one

  3. Lori

    I use the Karite technique of chains…but I make my tzitzits to represent Yisra’el. I begin with 12 chains together, then 12 chains scattered in two separate sections where only one section keeps the blue thread…then 12 chains back together.

  4. Bryan

    Do you still make it the same way as in this video just changing the chain count to go with the style you want?

    • Jason

      Shalom Bryan, you could certainly do that. Since we aren’t given specifics on how to tie them in the Scriptures, you have the freedom to tie them however you wish…

  5. Vivian

    Shalom Jason! These tzit zits instructions are just what I need.

    • Jason

      So happy to hear that, Vivian. Love and miss you all… Shabbat shalom!

  6. Laura

    Hi Jason, The Torah portion today got my husband and me thinking (again!) about obedience to this mitzvot. I don’t really care about what my Christian friends (or non-believers) have to say about this–they already think we are weird for eating clean and keeping Shabbat. My concern is we have a few Jewish friends, including Orthodox believers in Israel. Are they going to be offended or think we are trying to be “Jewish-wannabees” for doing this? Perhaps this is a silly question but I don’t want to do anything to diminish Yeshua and our witness for Him in their estimation. Do you have any insights on this situation? What would we say to them in this regard (they already know our view on Torah observance)? Have you had anyone deal wiht this before? What was their experience? Thanks so much for your great blog–just discovered it today but I’m always delighted to find a new resource to help us “goyim” sort out or Father’s teachings! Shalom, Laura

    • Jason

      Shalom Laura! Remember that at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what men think. We are to obey the Word of our Creator above all…

      “But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: ‘We ought to obey Elohim rather than men.'” -Acts 5:29

      Having said that, my wife and I both wear tzitzyot and are around many Orthodox Jews (both in the area we live and also in Israel, when we go for the Feasts). We have never, ever had an unpleasant experience resulting from our obedience in this area. To the contrary, it has opened many doors to share with others. 🙂

      I hope this helps. Much love and shalom to you in Yeshua Messiah!

  7. Fiona Blackwood

    Shalom and many thanks for your sharing, Jason.

    It is a beautiful walk of discovery… this how to walk obediently. I just felt a great peace watching….. like it is the next step toward greater intimacy with my Saviour by simply choosing what He chooses for us as a loving Avinu.
    Blessings of strength, providence and protection in your days, for family & chaverim; for your worship place and workplace to be All that Messiah desires for them.

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