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I have noticed that sometimes the knots (not the strings) on a the tzitzit from a Tallit Katan or a Tallit Gadol either come or become tangled. Is it permissible to untie and then retie the tzitzit? I don't see a reason why it wouldn't be, but I wanted to ask.

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As far as I know(I am not a Rav): there is no problem, Moreover - if the first knot (that is near the talit) became loose the Tzizit might not be Kosher. If you re-tie the first knot you should cocentrate "L'eshem Mitzvat Tzizit" since it is the "Mederoita"

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Alaychem, welcome to Mi Yodeya! Please note that there's no need to specify that you're not a Rav, as that is the assumption here on every single answer post. Unless you describe particular relevant expertise within your answer, there's no good reason for anyone to assume that you have any, any more than they would for any other random person on the street or the net. As a result, answer posts are much more worthwhile if they quote their sources than if they don't. –  Isaac Moses Jan 15 '14 at 22:20
@Alaychem, anyone who is Jewish is allowed to tie tzitzit, although I believe that most poskim hold that tzitztiot tied by a woman are bediaved. It is according to many blurbs (without halachic authorities behind them) preferable for one to tie one's own tzitziot, as one will fulfill another mitzvah by doing so. –  Noach mi Frankfurt Feb 11 '14 at 22:04

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