תכלא דחלזון

In this קונטרס the author Rabbi Eliezer Holl raises 11 arguments against the Murex and concludes that the true Chilazon is a fish that lives in the Kinneret and that the true color of techeiles is nearly black.

Responses:

Shortly after the above pamphlet was published, a brief response was published in Bnei Brak:

Following the above response, Rabbi Holl published a single page summary of his original pamphlet as a counter-response:

In response to Rabbi Holl’s counter-response, a more detailed pamphlet was published to demonstrate how the תכלא דחלזון flies in the face of the facts, as well as the words of Chazal, Rishonim and Acharonim:

In addition to the above משא ומתן, several other responses were penned:

Although the following article is written in a humorous manner, it makes a serious point regarding the mistaken conclusions one can draw if one reads the words of Chazal at a surface level only: