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22:12 Make yourself bound tassels on the four corners of the garment with which you cover yourself.
Gdilim ta'aseh-lach al-arba kanfot kesutcha asher techaseh-bah.
22:13 [This is the law in a case] where a man marries a woman, cohabits with her, and then finds himself hating her.
Ki-yikach ish ishah uva eleyha usne'ah.


bound tassels
  Gedilim in Hebrew (cf. 1 Kings 7:17; Targum on Exodus 28:22). See Numbers 15:38. The ritual tzitzith-tassels are made by doubling over four threads so that eight appear to be coming from each corner. One of these threads is longer than the rest, and this is wound around the rest. This section, around which a thread is wound, constitutes one third of the length of the tassel, and is called the gedil (Menachoth 39a; Rashi ibid. 39b, s.v. U'Pothli-hu; Rashi on Deuteronomy 32:5). Or, 'doubled tassels' (Sifri; Menachoth 39b).

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