Jan 312014
 

Recently we had a customer from Vancouver who ordered a Tashbetz Tallit with Ptil Tekhelet tzitzit. He was quite pleased with it, and decided to buy another tallit.

I love the white-on-white Tashbetz Tallis and the Rambam techelet tzizit, thank you!
It’s a long story, but now I’m interested in buying a traditional black-striped non-slip tallis with techelet.
You have so many choices, it’s hard for me to tell what the differences are…What would you recommend?
Are some of the non-slip weaves more effective than others?
I was glad to have another satisfied customer. I sent him to our classic, black-striped tallit page. The problem is that if he sticks with a size 55 actually the only option we have is the Tashbetz since Hamefoar and Hamefoar Prestige are only available starting with a size 60, which is 10 cm (4 inches) longer than the size 55.
The difference between the Tashbetz and Hamefoar is that the Tashbetz is a bit lighter, and may stay in place better than Hamefoar. Also, the box weave of the Tashbetz is a bit more visible than the weave of Hamefoar, so Hamefoar looks almost the same as the traditional tallit fabric. Since the Tashbetz is lighter, Hamefoar feels somewhat more “substantial” on your shoulders. Some people opt to go with a lightweight tallit for weekdays and a heavier tallit for Shabbos.
Another option is the Malchut Tallit, which is made by Talitania. Like the Beit Yosef Tallit, it does not have any shiny striping, but the fabric is similar to Hamefoar and it has distinctive fringes.

 

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