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We were, recently, in Israel and a preacher proclaimed that it was SIN if a woman wore the Tzitzit. Here is the scripture he used...
Deu 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto YHWH thy Elohim.
And, he just stopped there! If you continue on to the end of the chapter, you will see men wore skirts. Skirts, pertain to women! So this line of thinking is really stretching the scriptures.
If anyone can show me, from scripture, that the tzitzit is something that pertains to the man ONLY, then I'll take mine off.
In the "Hebrew book for Dummies", they report that there are sects of Orthodox Judaism where the women wear the tzitzit.
As far as I can see, from the Scriptures, the Tzitzit was for the Children of Israel (collectively). Scripture doesn't say it is for the MEN only!
The Tzitzit was to be worn by the Children of Israel. If women believe themselves to be of the Common Wealth of Israel, then they need to put them on as well. Let's look at ALL the Scripture that reveals the Tzitzit.
Num 15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes (tzitziyot) in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe (tzitzit) of the borders a ribband of blue:
Num 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of YHWH, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
Num 15:40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your Elohim.
Deu 22:12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.
Do you think that YAH was ONLY talking to the men? If yes, does that mean the women don't have to keep the commandments, food laws or YAH's feast days?
Women are just as susceptible, to committing sin against YAH, as men! That includes the children!
Mat 9:20 And see, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the tzitzit. of His (Yahusha) garment.
Mat 14:35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
Mat 14:36 And besought Him that they might only touch the tzitzit of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Mar 6:56 And whithersoever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought Him that they might touch the tzitzit of His garment: and as many as touched Him were made whole.
Clearly, Yahusha wore the tzitzit. Do you really think HE needed to be reminded to keep HIS Father's Commandments and not go whoring? Absolutely NOT! Therefore, we who 'SAY' we walk as HE walked, need to be wearing them (man, woman & child).
While we were in Israel, we fellow-shipped with a sister that was emotionally troubled by her past. She met a sister that wore the tzitzit. She told us that when she saw this sister wearing tzitziyot; she thought of the scripture, 'If only I could touch the hem of his garment'. She proceeded to touch the other sister's tzitzit and proclaimed that she was healed from that instance.
Tzitzit means one fringe and should never have an 's' added to the word. Tzitzit is a hebrew word and if you add an 's' to the word, it becomes a derrogatory word.
Tzitziyot is the proper word for multiple fringes.
More info at: The Congregation of YHWH (Calhoun, GA)