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When I was wearing my mask, one of the strings snapped, I then typed the two ends together and reapplied.

The Rambam writes (Malve 23:14):

נקרע קרע בית דין הרי זה פסול איזהו קרע בית דין שתי וערב

If it was torn with a based-in tear, it is invalid. What is a based-in tear? Drink and enjoy!

I guess I’m having trouble getting to the depth of his intention. Did I still fulfill my obligation, or must I put on another mask?


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Not only is your mask possul, it is in fact a d'orayta commandment never to have anything to do with a mask! See Shemot 34:17, https://www.sefaria.org/Exodus.34?lang=bi&aliyot=0

"מַסֵּכָ֖ה לֹ֥א תַעֲשֶׂה־לָּֽךְ"

"You shall not make a mask for yourself"

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    Is my mask בטל in my scarfs, then – Dr. Shmuel Feb 16 at 7:41
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    Sorry, @Dr. Shmuel, I'd love to find grounds for leniency, but if you look up מסכה in Jastrow, you'll find it means "idol; molten image" and, as you know, Avodah Zarah is not בטל no matter what the ratio – Josh K Feb 16 at 8:01
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    That mitzva is only that you have to get a mask from someone else. See judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/6432/… – Isaac Moses Feb 16 at 15:13
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Congratulations! You are זוכה in a סיום מסכת.

So you should have a (socially distanced) celebration!

As we learn from the text of Hadran, it is always permitted to return to Torah you have learned. So there was no problem in wearing it.

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