If after already wearing a pair of tefillin to be mekayem the mitzvah the person noticed that the retzu’os (of the shel yad or of shel rosh) were too long may they be cut to make smaller?


I don’t see any problem in cutting the straps to size, and this is often done, for instance where the straps became cracked at the ends.

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  1. Important to note, if the tefillin were used even one time the surplus retzuot would require geniza

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