Are you permitted to tie new tzitzis on an old beged during the Nine Days? Would it make a difference if your current tzitzis weren't passul, but just looked ratty?

Additionally, what about buying a new tallis katan altogether?

  • Why do you think this might be problematic?
    – Double AA
    Jul 28, 2017 at 3:42
  • @DoubleAA - You cannot purchase new clothes during the Nine Days; especially those in which you say Shehechiyanu on. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/84391/… And, I mentioned the tzitzis don't necessarily need to be replaced, they are just ratty. So you're not even doing it out of necessity to fulfill a mitzvah, just good looks.
    – ezra
    Jul 28, 2017 at 3:54
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    So doesn't this question just boil down to that one? And remember to include motivation in the question when asking
    – Double AA
    Jul 28, 2017 at 3:55

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I'm inferring from Ram"a on O.C. 551:3 that buying a new tallit kattan would be permitted during the 9 days as this is for the purpose of a mitzvah. (See Ram"a about 8 lines down, who says ... אם לא לצורך מצוה.)

I would further infer that tying tzizit on an old begged should be less of a concern. Not only is this לצורך מצוה, but if you were tying it onto a non-freshly laundered garment, I really couldn't see a problem. However, because of לצורך מצוה, I think it would be fine even if you tied it onto a just laundered garment.

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