Tying Tzitzith - according to Nusach HaAri z"l (continued)

Step 9.

Prior to beginning the wraps, take the ends of the left side and tie them together in a slip knot.
Step 10.

A good suggestion is to wind the 7 whites into a column and wrap them around the pinky of your left hand; pulling taut against the garment while you are wrapping.
Step 11.

Now you begin the first set of seven wraps, in 3 groupings, 3, 3, 1. Placing the techelet cord over the column, wrap the techelet 3 times...

The Talmud, referring to the verse, "This is my G-d and I will glorify Him", (Ex.15:2), explains it to mean, that it is our duty to beautify the commandments of G-d as for example to have beautiful scrolls of the Law, beautiful boothes on Succot, and beautiful fringed garments, (Shabbat 133b).

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