Ptil Tekhelet provides genuine Tekhelet strings so Jews can once again fulfill the mitzvah of wearing Tekhelet on their Tzitzit.
About 1300 years ago, the secrets of Tekhelet, this wondrous blue color and the identity of the mysterious sea creature – the Chillazon – that produced the dye was lost. Over the past half-century, a convergence of research and discoveries by Rabbis, scientists, archaeologists, and others has led to the conclusive identification of the sea-snail, Murex trunculus, as the authentic source of Tekhelet.
Find out more about the mitzvah of Tekhelet and its meaning, how Tekhelet is made and the history of its loss and rediscovery in our time
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Ordering Tekhelet is simple with our online store. A large selection of pre-tied garments, strings, books and educational material
Get answers as how to choose from the different string types and tying methods, what size Tallit or Tzitzit is best for you and more
New and Noteworthy
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with a unique gift on his recent visit to Israel: a beautifully framed Israeli flag whose blue stripes and Star of David were dyed with authentic Tekhelet.
We at Ptil Tekhelet are honored to have created this special gift which so beautifully brings together the past and present of the Jewish people.
The gift highlights the strong and everlasting bond between the two countries.
Torah, Jewish History, Chemistry and Biology come alive as you learn about the ancient world’s most valuable color
Experience the process of making genuine Tekhelet
Observe an actual dyeing demonstration
Take part in a unique Virtual Reality underwater experience in search of the Chilazon sea-snail
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Once every seven years, daf yomi learners reach the 4th chapter of Menachot, which includes the largest Talmudic concentration of laws pertaining to Tzitzit and Tekhelet. Ptil Tekhelet has collected various articles, shiurim and other resources to aid those interested in understanding the Talmud’s discussion.
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Ptil Tekhelet’s production is certified Badatz Mehadrin under the authority of Harav Avraham Rubin of Rechovot, Israel
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To Date, More Than
Sets of Tekhelet Produced
City Cloud of Tekhelet Wearers in Israel
Distribution of people wearing Tekhelet