Hadassim and Tekhelet

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Excerpt from: A Solution to Fundamental Problems Regarding Tekhelet

I will relate as a matter of principle to the question, is it possible to renew the mitzva of Tekhelet or other mitzvas {or to be more loyal to the Hebrew plural of the word, mitzvot or in English commandments} without a tradition.
tzitzitOne should emphasize that even Shvut Yaacov established that it is preferable to use Hadassim without a tradition if there aren’t any others available. Therefore, when we don’t have in our hands a Tekhelet passed down from tradition, there is an obligation even according to Shvut Yaacov to make use of the Tekhelet without a tradition, out of a doubt that perhaps we are indeed fulfilling the mitzva.