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The practice of tying a knot to find a lost object is found in wiccan practice , and may have originated in ancient Greek culture Furthermore, even if these foreign practice somehow snuck into Jewish forklore, doing 'spells' , or 'charms' , or anything of the sort, is inconsistent with the Torah: When you have come to the land the Lord, your G-d, is ...


If the knot is high up to the top and if it is about to be undone you can bring down lower but do not tighten it. Shulchan aruch harav hilchos tzizis


The book The 39 Avoth Melacha of Shabbath* has an illustration that specifically forbids this (as Rabbinic, IIRC). If you have a copy, it sources every statement. * Yes, it is targeted at children, it is still well sourced, even if it only picks one opinion to go with (generally the Mishna Brura) and eschews ambiguity.

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