The text below is an excerpt featuring the Tom Stern's EzLift
The excerpt is from Rabbi Avrohom Blumenkrantz's article from his
which is titled "The Laws of Pesach" the 5766-2006 edition. If you would
like to order
a book contact Rabbi Blumenkrantz at #718-337-6144.
CREATION OF A HIDDUR TALLIS KOTTON
Tom Stern is an inventor who constantly seeks to improve almost everything
he sees. Because the wearing of the Tzitzit was commanded by Ha'shem at
it is necessary and appropriate to keep the sacred and clean. Tom's
Watching his young son learning to use his Tzitzit, and struggling to keep
them clean (particularly when using the bathroom), Tom began to think of
ways to improve this
3,317 year old garment which is a cornerstone of Jewish tradition. After
Countless discussions with religious authorities, experiments, redesigned
trials, Tom finally has the answer: a liftable Tzitzit EZ Lift Tzitzit
TM (Patent Pending) is
Kosher and in many instances would be considered a Hiddur
Mitzvah, EZ Lift Tzitzit TM
adds these wonderful benefits: Greater Ease of laundering (Tzitzit
don't entangle with
each other), longer life of the Tzitzit itself, improved sanitation,
increased safety when engaged
in sports, increased neatness (Tzitzit won't dangle over the waistband),
increased comfort, and
increased respect for the Tzitzit (when in the lifted position, Tzitzit
will not touch the bare body).
If you wear the Tzitzit in your pants it is Hallachacally preferred
to wear the
Tzitzit in the lifted position and for the Bocharim to lift them
up after Kriat Sh'ma so they
do not touch the bare body.
learn more about the EZ Lift Tzitzit go to
you qualify for the free Tzitzit program go to FreeTzitzit.com, to
contact Tom Stern
his E-mail is
Tom@ezlifttzitzit.com. Phone #718-252-3040, Fax #718-951-3755.
HIDDUR TALLIS KOTTON
1. For those who wear them inside their pants they can wear them in the
position so the Tzitzit won't touch the legs.
2. When using the rest room doesn't accidentally get solid-sanitary
(especially with children).
3. Doesn't tangle when laundering thereby no tearing.
4. Pockets protect the Tzitzit when laundering thereby reducing fraying
the life of the Tzitzit.
5. By snapping the pockets closed it makes it easier to launder by easily
multiple Tzitzit to be laundered at the same time.
6. When doing any kind of sports, it is also safer when retracted,
especially in the case
of a small child riding a bicycle.
7. When visiting the cemetery Tzitzit must be hidden out of respect for
Tzitzit must be put in the pants and by using the EZlift Tzitzit in the
they won't touch the legs.
8. In the retracted position they help give a neat appearance so strands
of the Tzitzit
don't protrude from around the belt.