Sunday, August 9, 2009

Halocho #386 - What to do with old Tzitzit

Tzitzit that were removed from a Tallis, or fell off, should not be thrown into the garbage, since they were once used for a Mitzva.

Some people use them as bookmarks.

An old Tallis - even after the Tzitzit are removed - should not be treated disrespectfully, such as being used for a cleaning rag.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 9:19

- Danny Sunday, 19 Av 5769

Please daven for a complete recovery for Tamar bat Naama - תמר בת נעמה


  1. A while back, I asked this very question to the Rabbi at and he said that if it was wrapped respectfully it was able to be thrown out. Is this not the case?

    caringjew1 at

  2. That's fine. (I just don't like to write Halachot not explicit in the Kitzur - or some other classic.)