Is it permissible to fix Tzitzis during the Omer, or would doing so make them "new garments"? Would one be allowed to fix them, then wait until after the Omer to wear them?

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    New garments are not prohibited during the omer period per the actual halacha
    – sam
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 15:27
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    Commented Apr 19, 2020 at 19:40

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There is no prohibition - recorded in classical Jewish halachic works - forbidding buying and wearing new clothes during the Sefira.

That is a prohibition mentioned in the laws of the 9 days and mourning.

So, yes, you can fix them and wear them during the Sefira.

Check Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 120 or Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 493 and Aruch HaShulchan ibid and the Shuchan Aruch haRav that all both deal with the laws of the Sefira and only mention haircut, marriages and making merry (dancing, music, etc.) and women not doing any work from nightfall until they have counted.


בִּימֵי הַסְּפִירָה מֵתוּ תַּלְמִידֵי רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא בְּל"ג יוֹם, וְלָכֵן נוֹהֲגִין בְּיָמִים אֵלּוּ קְצָת אֲבֵלוּת, שֶׁאֵין נוֹשְׂאִין נָשִׁים וְאֵין מִסְתַּפְּרִים.‏


דינים הנוהגים בימי העומר. ובו ד' סעיפים:‏

נוהגים שלא לישא אשה בין פסח לעצרת עד ל"ג בעומר מפני שבאותו זמן מתו תלמידי ר' עקיבא אבל לארס ולקדש שפיר דמי ונשואין נמי מי שקפץ וכנס אין עונשין אותו: הגה מיהו מל"ג בעומר ואילך הכל שרי (אבודרהם וב"י ומנהגים):‏
ב: נוהגים שלא להסתפר עד ל"ג לעומר

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