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Hilchot Tzitzit - The Laws of Tzitzit

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers hilchot tzitzit.
6 Kislev 5770 listen Tallis and Tefillin after Yishtabach (3); Yishtabach: Conclusion (17:08)
Summary and conclusion of yishtabach and related halachot.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:13-14
3 Kislev 5770 listen Tallis and Tefillin after Yishtabach (2) (14:57)
Putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach (cont.).
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:12-13
2 Kislev 5770 listen More on Kaddish; Tefillin after Yishtabach (1) (13:56)
Speaking of Kaddish, the Mishna Brura discusses when we can say Kaddish in general. Also: putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:10-11
9 Iyar 5768 listen Chinuch at Various Ages; Chinuch for Various Mitzvot (15:08)
Chinuch for different mitzvot varies with the age and understanding of the child.
Sources: OC 17:3; MB 17:10; OC 37:3; MB 37:12
8 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Shema through Aleinu (15:10)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of shacharit, from Shema through Aleinu.
7 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Wakeup through Shema (15:32)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of morning conduct, from waking up through the recitation of Shema.
12 Cheshvan 5768 listen What is the earliest time for Amidah? (14:20)
The amidah follows different times from the shema. What are these times, and why are they different? What if you need to daven early? Also: a review and overview of the times for shema; what to do if you need to put on tallis and tefillin prior to misheyakir.
Sources: Brachot 24a; OC 89:1; MB 89:1
4 Cheshvan 5768 listen The Ideal Time for Shema (14:58)
The perfect time to recite the shema is just before the sun peeps over the horizon. This time is so ideal that one can daven at this time at the expense of davening with a minyan.
Sources: OC 58:1; MB 58:6-9; Beur Halacha d.h. "Mitzvah min HaMuvchar"
3 Cheshvan 5768 listen The Latest Time for Shema (14:46)
The entire Shema must be recited in full before three halachic daylight hours have passed.
Sources: OC 58:1; MB 58:3-5
In memory of Leah bas Yechezkel on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
28 Tishrei 5768 listen The Earliest Time for Shema: Vatikin (15:05)
The proper time for the recitation of the morning Shema is unfortunately a time when few of us can awaken ourselves to pray on a regular basis.
Sources: Brachot 9b; OC 58:1; MB 58:1-2
Dedicated in memory of Feigel bas Aharon HaKohen on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
27 Tishrei 5768 listen The Earliest Time for Shema (15:57)
The earliest time that one can recite the morning Shema is the time when we can recognize each other.
Sources: Brachot 9b
10 Tamuz 5767 listen The "Forty Minus One" Malachos and Tzitzit (13:42)
Why do chazal enumerate the malachos as "forty minus one" rather than thirty-nine? The full list of thirty-nine malachos and an illuminating explanation of their division into categories that indicates a relationship between the malachos and tzitzit.
Sources: Num. 15:32-41; Ch"A Hil. Shabbos 9:1
6 Av 5766 listen Tallis and Tefillin on Tisha B'Av (9:19)
Tallis and tefillin are not worn at shacharit onTisha B'Av. Why? Also: sleeping on the floor or without a pillow.
Sources: OC 555:1-2; MB 555:1,3,8; Lam. 2:17
4 Tamuz 5766 listen Kissing Tefillin and Tzitzit During Shema (11:56)
When, where, and why we touch, hold, and kiss tefillin and tzitzit during kriat shema.
Sources: OC 61:25-26; MB 61:39-40; OC 24:2,4; MB 24:4-7; Men. 43b
8 Shevat 5766 listen The Importance of Owning Tefillin (8:58)
If you only have enough money for tallis or tefillin, which should you buy? Is it important to own your own tefillin? Is failure to put on tefillin properly a sin?
Sources: OC 25:1; OC 37:1; MB 25:2; ST 25:1,*
5 Shevat 5766 listen The Holiness of Tallis and Tefillin (9:57)
Can an old tallis be thrown away? Why are tefillin holier than a tallis? Does a tallis have holiness at all?
4 Shevat 5766 listen Tallis, Tefillin, Honor, and Embarrassment (10:10)
If you touch your tefillin before your tallis, which do you put on first? What if you touch your tefilla shel rosh prior to your tefilla shel yad? What if you are embarrassed to put on your tefillin prior to your tallis?
Sources: OC 25:1,6
3 Shevat 5766 listen Keeping Tallis and Tefillin in a Bag Together (9:14)
If you store your tallis and tefillin in the same bag, the tallis goes on top. Why?
2 Shevat 5766 listen Proper Placement of Tallis and Tefillin (12:29)
Overview of the proper way to wear tallis and tefillin.
Sources: OC 8; OC 27
19 Tevet 5766 listen The Rewards of Wearing Tzitzit (5:28)
Tzitzit remind us of the mitzvot and help us to keep them.
Sources: OC:24:1-2,5-6; MB 24:3-4,8
18 Tevet 5766 listen Are tzitzit obligatory for the garment or for the person wearing it? Also: Wearing Tzitzit in a Cemetery (8:53)
Are you allowed to own a four-cornered garment without tzitzit on it? Do new tzitzit require a shehechiyanu when attaching tzitzit or before wearing for the first time? Is there a mitzvah to acquire tzitzit? Are tzitzit worn in a cemetery?
Sources: OC:19:1-2; OC 22:1; OC 23:1; MB 19:1,5; 17:5; 22:3; Baer Heitev 17:2; 22:2
13 Tevet 5766 listen Tzitzit by Day, Tzitzit by Night (8:42)
What is the earliest time to put on a tallis? Does a four-cornered garment worn at night require tzitzit? Does a blanket require tzitzit?
Sources: OC 18:1-3; Brachot 1:2; Baer Heitev 18:1; MB 18:8
12 Tevet 5766 listen Borrowing a Tallis Without Permission (10:12)
Can you borrow a Tallis without the owner's permission? What about Tefillin? A siddur (prayerbook)?
Sources: OC 14:4; MB 14:11,13,15-16
11 Tevet 5766 listen Borrowed Tallesim (6:15)
Is a blessing made on a borrowed tallis? What about one that belongs to the shul? What if I just put it on for an aliyah?
Sources: OC 14:3; MB 14:9-11
5 Tevet 5766 listen The Proper Way to Don and Wear Tzitzit (8:07)
Enwrapping oneself with a tallis surrounds us with mitzvot and brings us to yirat shamayim.
Sources: OC 8:2-4,11; MB 8:3-4,25
4 Tevet 5766 listen Brachot for Tallis Gadol and Tallis Katan (7:00)
What is the bracha on the tallis gadol? On the tallis katan? Do we make brachot on both? What if the tallis katan is donned before sunrise?
Sources: OC 8:1,17

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