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Mar 10, 2021, 9:35 AM
The Spiritual Value of Techeiles in the Mishkan
In Vayakhel-Pekudai we find an interesting continuation of the construction of the holy vessels and priestly garb from Tetzaveh. It covers the usage of gold, silver, copper, Techeiles (blue-purple wool), Argaman (red-purple wool), Tolaas Shani (crimson-red wool), and Shesh...
Jun 19, 2020, 8:22 AM
A Brief History on the Rediscovery of Techeiles
Speak to the children of Israel and you shall say to them that they shall make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations, and they shall affix a Psil Techeiles on each corner. (Bamidbar...
Jun 7, 2020, 7:25 PM
The Kiseh HaKavod and Our Techeiles Connection
"I just saw this beautiful Tzitzis with Techeiles and thought of you." "Now that you tied these strings for me, I'll think of you whenever I wear it." The above are some things people in the past have mentioned to me...
Nov 21, 2014, 10:25 AM
In Memory of the Kedoshim Killed at Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Har Nof, Yerushalayim
Note: I originally wrote the killing having occurred in Yeshivas Toras Moshe (ToMo). That's incorrect. R' Moshe Twersky ZT"L was a teacher at ToMo, hence the confusion. -Rafi Very recently news spread of the unspeakable massacre of four Rabbis and...
Aug 29, 2014, 8:11 AM
Shoftim – Without a Sound Government in Control, Whatcha Gonna Do?
This week's Torah portion, Shoftim, starts off with setting up Shoftim V'Shotrim - judges and cops - in every city of Israel in order to ensure a sound society. The police would enforce the law and the judges would...
Aug 14, 2014, 11:01 AM
Eikev – You Can’t Live on Bread Alone!
Someone I once knew was always fond of saying, "you gotta make money; you can't live on love!" He would use that line on Kollel people and working stiffs alike, it didn't matter who you were. At any rate, that phrase...
Aug 7, 2014, 9:09 AM
Va’Etchanan – sometimes Gd answers prayers, and the answer can be “no, hold off for now”
In this weeks' Torah portion, we see that Moshe Rabbeinu prayed to Hashem to enter Israel. However, the term used is "Va'Etchanan" (he entreated), as if he was trying to get on Hashem's "good side" as it were. Moshe's...
Aug 4, 2014, 2:03 AM
Tisha B’Av: Jerusalem Won’t Be the Same, It Will Be Better
"To those who say that our City will never be the same, I say you are right. It will be better." These were words voiced by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani right after the damnable events that occurred on...
Rafi Hecht has over 15 years experience in I.T., and as both a Digital Marketer and Web Programmer. Rafi has a B.S. in Management/Information Systems from the
Lander College for Men
as well as a M.S. in Information Systems at
Stevens Institute of Technology
. He also blogs at "
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" and is a Techeiles enthusiast at