Black and Black Retzuoth, must one be makpid it shoud not turn (shiny side over)? and if yes what’s with Fasting.

Answer:

Concerning the retzuos that dangle down from the Shel Rosh, and that are wrapped around the arm, the reason why we are careful that they should not turn over is because of zeh E-li ve-anvahu — it is matter of beautifying the mitzvah, and not a strict halachah.

For black on black retzuos there is less of a need to ensure that they don’t flip over, because the difference between the sides is slight.

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2 Responses to “Black on Black Retzuos”

  1. פב.אם מצא שהרצועה של ראש הפוכה במקום היקף הקשר, או של יד סביב הקיבורת, וכך היה גם בעת ההנחה, לא קיים מצות תפילין, וצריך לחזור ולהניח תפילין.

    • True. The question and the answer referred only to the retzuos that dangle down from the Shel Rosh, and not to the place of the knot.

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