The Common Thread Tekhelet: A Contemporary Model of Torah Umadda
Tekhelet represents a living example of Torah Umadda in its fullest sense. Science, halacha, history, archeology, and the arts converge in this topic and work synergistically to highlight the promise of genuinely combining Torah, mesorah and modernity. Irrespective of one’s position regarding halacha l’maaseh, Tekhelet provides a powerful educational opportunity for our schools and communities to explore fundamental concepts of tradition, innovation, spirituality and authenticity within Yahadut.
– Rabbi Kenneth Brander, YU Center for the Jewish Future
– Rabbi Michael Taubes Rosh Yeshiva, YU High School for Boys
Bring Tekhelet to Your CommunityScholar in Residence Weekends: The Ptil Tekhelet Foundation lecturers are world experts in all areas related to Tekhelet. Sought after and dynamic, our speakers are engaging, inspirational and accomplished in a broad and eclectic range of other disciplines as well. The list includes: Dr. Ari Greenspan, Joel Guberman, Mois Navon, Baruch Sterman, Shlomoh Taitelbaum and Rav Tavger. For more information click here.
Israel Tekhelet Tour:Make Tekhelet part of your next trip to Israel. Visit our factory and follow the tzitzit making process from the shearing of the sheep through the dyeing of the threads. Our interactive tours are both educational and loads of fun. Tailored to fit your group’s specific needs, these tours are perfect for all ages. Please look at our Factory Tour page.
– Rabbi Binny Freedman Rosh Yeshiva and Dean of Orayta
“Dye in a Box”:The Ptil Tekhelet Foundation offers a unique multidisciplinary presentation suitable for the classroom. Hands-on dyeing demonstrations and detailed explanations highlight the interplay of science and Torah through chemistry, biology, and Talmudic sources. An all-inclusive kit containing the materials, instructions, and source sheets, allows teachers to easily incorporate the topic into their curriculum on their own, or our speakers can be available to come into schools and run these popular programs.
– Rabbi Philip Moskowitz Boca Raton Synagogue