Many people, especially men, have asked me: YHWH commanded women to wear tzitzit as men?
The short answer is YES
Num 15:38-40 “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: 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: That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your Elohim”.
The words “children of Israel” in Hebrew (Strongs numbers) are
: H1121 (Children) and H3478 (Israel)
H1121 BEN / bane
Means son (if the word is alone), and in the broader sense (nation).
So in this case it is next to the word Israel. Which means “the nation of Israel” or “The Children of Israel” (including men, women and children).
The very phrase “The Children of Israel” (H1121-H3478) appears in the following texts: Gen 32:32; 50:25; Exodus 1: 7; 2:23; 9:35
In addition this command it appears also in
Deuteronomy 22:12 “Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself“.
In this case there is no problem because this text is for all people in general (men and women).
We respect all the different opinions of Rabbis but above anything else we obey the Creator of the Universe.
(Above is a picture of how women look with the tzitzit.)
(Bellow is the way man use them)
Rabbi Yosef Ben Marques ©2015
Video: How to Tie Your Own Tzitzit