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The Shulchan Aruch 27:2 writes one should be careful that the knot should not move from the teffilin. The Mishna Brurah brings the Zohar who says one should be extra careful that the yud does not move.He brings an opinion even when not worn it shouldn't be moved away from the box and some use a gid(sinew) to keep it in place. (י) יש ליזהר - ובזוהר פ' פנחס ...
Regarding those that put on Tefilin one month prior to their Bar Mitzva - Tzitz Eliezer 13:10 - U'Chiyadua says that it is done since it was unclear whether one who is born in a year where there is one Adar, and becomes Bar Mitzva in a year where there are two Adar's when his Bar Mitzva is, therefore they put on Tefilin in Adar1 even though they celebrate ...
You should also tell them what it does for you, personally, when you put them on. Chances are, you don't know what that is. After you pay enough attention to be able to explain to someone else what it does for you to put them on, you will probably find you are much more successful at getting others to do so.
First of all, not everyone is in a position to spend ~$1000 or more on a pair of tefilin nor does everyone understand why they would want to do so and many people would write tefilin off (no pun intended) as out of their price range if they thought that was the price range. Anyone keeping genuinely kosher peshutim in the market is, IMHO, doing a very good ...
Per Kesher Tefilins website My semi-original design has the halachic approval of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz and his rabbinic court. Rabbi Karelitz is one of the pre-eminent rabbis and halachic decisors of this generation; In addition, the official rabbinical authority over the "Kesher Tefillin" project (as I am calling it) is Rabbi Saul Berman, a very ...
There are a handful of people, I think Rav Yoel Bin Nun is among them, who wear only Rabbeinu Tam tefillin because ancient tefillin found in Bar Kochba grave follow his order of parshiyos.
Tefillin may not be donned on Shabbat and Yom Tov (Menachot 36b, Shulchan Aruch OC 31:1). Rav Yosef Karo (ibid :2) rules that the days of Chol HaMoed are included in this prohibition, but Rav Moshe Isserlis rules they are not included and Tefillin should be worn. Modern customs vary widely on the latter point and one's personal rabbi should be consulted ...
There is no halachic or customary reason for the change in paint styles. The following does not entirely answer your question but is relevant: It used to be common for cheaper peshutim to be painted with a very stiff black putty (tiach in rabbinic Hebrew). Depending on a couple halachic factors, this is either kosher or not on a case by case basis but that ...
The source is a zohar in Shir Hashirim Chapter 8. When I looked it up it seemed to me that he wasn't recording normative practice but innovating based on his contemporary the Arizal. That would also explain why so many ashkenazim don't wear tefillin on chol hamoed but litvaks and yekkes who were less influenced by chassidus and hence by the Arizal still do.
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