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Can anyone recommend a place/person to get kosher tefillin? I heard about the fraud with scrolls.

There is no sofer or judaica store near me.

Please include information about why you recommend the source that you do.

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Do you mean to have shipped to you, then? – Seth J Jun 15 '12 at 2:44
I don't know what the "the fraud" reference is, but should this be tagged current-events? – msh210 Jun 15 '12 at 3:35
Steve Dorfman, welcome to Mi Yodeya and thanks for bringing your question here. Please consider registering your account to gain full access to the features on this site. I look forward to seeing you around! – Double AA Jun 15 '12 at 4:05
In case you also need Tzitzit: – Double AA Jul 5 '12 at 4:47
@msh210 The fraud referenced has been going on for a while. It's mentioned in Mishnah Berurah (yes, even in the first edition) so it's not exactly current – Yitzchak Sep 21 at 19:34

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I have friends that have used satisfactorily.

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I have to throw in my link as well I mainly recommend it because I own it and therefore can vouch for the quality of the Tefillin ;)

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While an Advertisement is technically a reason for a Spam Flag around here, +1 for being the best sourced answer here :) – Double AA Jul 5 '12 at 4:47

How about My understanding is that R' Askotzky is a highly respected sofer.

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I believe everything at is certified mishmert stam. it's an israeli company.

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I use Oraita ( for all of my tefillin/mezuzos needs. They don't list tefillin scrolls on their website (just complete tefillin), but they probably would sell them separately if asked.

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R' Melech Michaels ( is a close talmid of R' Avram Tzvi HaLevi Wosner, who is the leading authority for the Vaad Mishmereth Stam in the US. I purchased new parshiot through him over the summer and the k'tav is beautiful. He also spends a fair amount of time talking things over with you, so that is also a great benefit.

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I researched this for quite a while as I needed three pairs of tfilin (for different people, at different times). I ended up buying from

  • HaSofer in their Jerusalem store, R Flumenbaum is a wonderful person, has a strong reputation and has significant inventory on hand. I asked a few questions and he had answers on the tip of his tongue. Best if you need tfilin quickly

  •, after reading R Askotzky's book. He is able to customize batim and klafim to your exact requirements - I went to see him at his home/workshop and he was highly helpful. I waited 3 months for the sofer to write the parshiot

  • Tefillin Beth El, with my son before his bar mitsva as they offer educational tours of their factory which demystified tfilin and made the whole experience very pedagogic. I was able to choose the parshiot from a few they had in stock but had to wait a few week for final assembly

Two more resources to mention for those interested in tfilin

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