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If someone, let's say, went to the beach (at night of course) and got sand in his hair and it stayed in his hair, the next morning would it be considered a Hasisa (obstacle) for Tefilin?

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"at night of course"? But +1. –  msh210 Aug 7 '13 at 17:51
    
@msh210 during the day there is most likely Perisut. –  Hacham Gabriel Aug 7 '13 at 17:51
    
@HachamGabriel At least there isn't sakanat nefashot. –  Double AA Aug 8 '13 at 8:44
    
@DoubleAA Perisut isn't Sakanot Nefashot? –  Hacham Gabriel Aug 8 '13 at 14:03
    
Depends on the situation. But please never swim at a beach at night! –  Double AA Aug 8 '13 at 21:22
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It is a Chatzitzah and must be cleaned. See Shulchan Aruch Horav 27:7 ("וה״ה בתפילין של ראש צריך ליזהר בדבר שלא יהא שום דבר חוצץ בין תפילין לשערו ועפר או כנה מתה נקרא חציצה").

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What if the person is a dust salesman? –  Double AA Aug 11 '13 at 9:07
    
Next question: if one has a Hasisa must he don Tefilin again to be Yose? –  Hacham Gabriel Aug 11 '13 at 14:00
    
I don't see why not. –  Meir Zirkind Aug 11 '13 at 16:27
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