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?