Tying a scarf or tichel

May one tie a scarf around his neck, or a tichel on ones hair?

It is best to do so with a bow over a knot. However there are Poskim[1] which allow one to make even a double knot as long as the double knot is not tight. Other Poskim[2] however forbid a double knot. In all cases, neither a double knot nor a bow knot, may be done with intent to undo the next day [past 24 hours]. Thus those women that do not undo their Tichel knots may not make any form of knot on their Tichel on Shabbos, even a bow knot.[3]


[1] Ketzos Hashulchan 123 footnote 4; brought also in Shaareiy Teshuvah in name of Birkeiy Yosef;

[2] Kitzur Shulchan Aruch; and so would seem from the Mishneh Berurah definition of a Maaseh Uman as stated in the previous Q&A.

[3] SS”K Chapter 15 Halacha 54

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