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Is the blue in the Tzitzit ( fringe ) from a "unclean snail"? NO!!

Is the blue in the color spectrum 613 like the made up 613 commandments in Judaism? NO!!

Scripture says:

Exod.3[21] And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:[22] But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

No snails above. So where did the snails come from?

You can't even touch them when they are dead, if you do YOU are unclean!

Would the Israelites go fishing for unclean snails? No!!

Lev.11[29] These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,[30] And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, חֹמֶט and the mole.[31] These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.

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Are there snails in the wilderness? No!!

The Exodus was approx. 1706 ( plus ) B.C.

The rabbies made up this story up in the Talmud between 200 and 400 A.D.


Another false tale is the blue from the "unclean snail" is like the blue in the color spectrum ( wavelength in nanometers ) equals 613 to match the made up list of positive and negative commandments in Judaism. This is totally another fictitious tale. Look below, you can see that blue is not even near 600 on the scale.




tales from: Jewish Outreach Institute -


What are the dietary restrictions that some Jews follow to "keep kosher" (the laws of kashrut)?


Prohibited Fish and Seafood: Catfish, eel, porpoise, shark, whale, clam, crab, frog, lobster, octopus, oyster, scallop, shrimp, and "snail".


The dye used for this color came from a species of the "snail" family called Chilazone -- often identified as the Sepia Officinalis or Helix Jointhina. The Talmud recounts that the Chilazone appears only once in seventy years (Menachot 44a).


In Judaism, the Biblical commandment to wear tsitsit is still observed today, but the prominent blue thread has all but been forgotten. What has remained are passages in the Talmud describing the source of the blue dye - a snail known as the Chilazon. This marine creature had a shell, could be found along the northern coast of Israel, and its body was "similar to the sea." The dye's color was "similar to the sky and sea," it was steadfast, extracted from the "snail" while still alive, and was indistinguishable from a dye of vegetable origin, called kala ilan (indigo).


Would such a holy garment be made with dye from an unclean sea creature as a snail? No way!!


Some people say; You can use the dye from an unclean snail, you are not eating it. With this logic, then we can say wear a "pig" jacket, you are not eating it. However they will not put one on.


Scripture simply says:

Num.15[38] Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

וְנָתְנוּ עַל־צִיצִת הַכָּנָף, פְּתִיל תְּכֵלֶת

[39] And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:[40] That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

  Deut.22[12] Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.

 The real pity of this fictitious story of the dye used for the blue ribband on the border of the fringe, is that the focus is taken off the reason for the fringe, which is to remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them. This is typical of rabinical thought, which strays from the scripture, onto thoughts of rabbis in the Talmud thereby nullifying or changing focus of the scriptures.



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