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Rabbeinu Tam’s patur ve-ose me-vareikh principle to cases not specifically involving women. The following are several examples:

(a) One is freed from any obligation to attach tsitsit to a talit she’ula (a borrowed four-cornered garment) for the first thirty days. Nevertheless, should one desire to attach tsitsit within the first month, based on Rabbeinu Tam’s principle he may do so and even recite the appropriate benediction. See Tosafot (s.v. Talit she’ula”), Rosh (Chapter 8, sec 26; see also Ma’adanei Yom Tov, ad loc. note 20) and Tosafot haRosh to Hullin 110b; Piskei Tosafot (no. 160) and Nimukei Yosef (Hilkhot Tsitsit, s.v. Talit she’ula) to Menahot 44a; Semak 31, gloss 20 of Rabbeinu Perets (in the name of Tosafot Shants); Haggahot Maimoniyyot, Hilkhot Tsitsit 3:4, no. 4; Semag, end of Asei 26; Beit Yosef, Darkei Moshe haArokh, Magen Avraham (no. 5), Be’er Heitev (no. 5), Eliya Zuta and Rabba (no. 5), Mishna Berura (no. 9), Arukh haShulhan (no. 8) and Shulhan Arukh haRav (sec. 5) to O.H. no. 14; R. Jacob of Lisa, Derekh haHayyim, Din tsitsit she-asa’an eino yehudi, ve-isha ve-katan, ve-din talit she’ula, no. 4; R. Abraham Danzig, Hayyei Adam, sec. 11, no. 21; R. Mordechai Eliyahu, Sefer Halakha, 1:7 sec. 18; R. Jehiel A. Zilber, Birur Halakha, Y.D. sec. 286, pp. 253-268; R. Aaron Aryeh Schechter and R. Uri Aurbach, Pit’hei She’arim, Y.D. sec. 286, no. 267; Birkhot haMitsvah keTikunan, p. 55, no. 7; R. Yaron Vahav, Sha’arei Torah, sec. 8, p. 232. In light of the discussion above at notes 19 and 20, several posekim have raised a caveat regarding use by Sephardic Jews of Rabbeinu Tam’s position to allow reciting a berakha in the case of talit she’ula within thirty days. See R. Mordechai Carmi, Maamar Mordekhai, O.H. sec. 14, note 4 – cited by Kaf haHayyim, O.H. sec. 14, note 14; R. Joseph Hayyim, Od Yosef Hai, Lekh Lekha, 1; R. Judah Ayash, Resp. Beit Yehuda, Y.D. sec. 19; Yalkut Yosef, She’eirit Yosef, Part 1, sec. 14, Din Talit She’ula, no. 1, note 1. See also section 1b below. See, however, Sha’arei Torah, ibid.

(b) One is freed from any obligation to affix a mezuza to the doorpost of an apartment rented in the Diaspora for the first thirty days. Nevertheless, should one desire to affix a mezuza within the first month, he may do so and even recite the appropriate benediction. See R. Abraham Oppenheim of Butchatch, Eishel Avraham, O.H. sec. 14, no. 2; Pit’hei Teshuva, Y.D. sec. 286, no. 17; Hayyei Adam, kelal 15, no. 22 and R. Benjamin Jehiel Zilber, Beit Barukh, ad loc. no. 34 (see also appendix Kunteres haMezuza 286:22, sec. 192); R. Hayyim Hezkiah Medini, Sedei Hemed, Kelalim, Mem, 112-115; Resp. Igrot Moshe, Y.D. sec. 179; R. Yaakov Y. Blau, Hovat haDar, sec. 3, no. 2, note 7; Birur Halakha, Y.D. sec. 286, pp. 253-268; Birkhot haMitsvah keTikunan, p. 305, no. 5, sec. 2. Tosafot, Hullin 110b, s.v. “Talit

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