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A suggestion which I admit is not totally supported by the quoted source. www.torah.org has an article on tefillin from which I abstracted some lines which might be put together to justify the policy of your shul. In short I am thinking that the shul might think that to read from the Torah one needs a clean body (guf noki) and that someone not wearing ...
No. Anyone who wears Rabbeinu Tam תפילין wears Rashi תפילין as well. This is because doing so would be saying that Rashi is wrong, which is not something anybody is on the level to do in this generation. The Shulchan Aruch says that wearing Rashi's תפילין is the accepted minhag, and only a very pious person should also wear Rabbeinu Tam's (ש"ע א"ח 34:1). ...
Shulchan Oruch Orach Chayim Siman 27 Seif 2 Mishna Berurah seif katan 10
The Levush 17:2 holds its prohibited based off the issur of shmolas beged ish(wearing clothing of the opposite gender) Targum Yonasan says the same. The Biur Gra 38:3 held its assur.
Tiny spots, or even larger ones, on the batim do not invalidate the tefillin. (MB 32:184 However, white spots on the straps, especially on the first loop which fastens the bayit to your arm do and must be fixed. These are very common and most people don't notice them right away. (Mishna Berurah 33:3:19)
I had that question for a Sofer once. The psak was that if the dot is less than a millimeter "or so" in isolation, then it is fine. In this specific case he looked at the Tefillin to determine, but that was the principle he was stating. It may be mehudar in terms of making it look nice for the Mitzvah to make it completely black even if the dot itself is of ...
I think you are misunderstanding the Gemara. You are taking it that we know that Tefillin require a Guf Naki from Elisha Baal Kenafaim. The point, however is different. It is that the Guf Naki has to be to the degree that Elisha Baal Kenafaim had one, to the point where he merited the miracle. It is an emphasis on how careful you have to be with it, not the ...
Tosfos answer, because a miracle occurred for the sake of his wearing tefillin. Only if he were wearing tefillin properly, i.e. with a clean body, would he merit such a miracle.
The Mishna Berura (301 sk 158) quotes an argument among Rishonim and Achronim about whether a woman who finds Tefillin in public on Shabbat may wear them as amulets to "carry" them back to a safe place. The debate centers around defining normal modes of wearing clothing. He doesn't cite anyone who suggests that the Rama's exhortation (OC 38:3) of "מוחין ...
The Sefer Avnei Yashfei 8:54:1 writes that if one forgot to put on teffilin and was mekabel shabbas after plag and even made kiddush(actual story happened) he can put on teffilin since he accepted shabbas by mistake and would not forgo his mitzva of teffilin if he remembered. He brings a few sources for support,the Taz 600:2,The Shoel U'Mashiv 2:23 and it is ...
It cannot be an obligation as it's not mentioned in the Shulchan Aruch nor in the Rambam.
Bach - Tur Orach Chaim 38 - 6 says that he saw a Maaseh Rav from a Rav Weiss Z'L who would say these 2 Parshios while he was wearing Tefilin. This would indicate to me that it is only a Minhag and not a Halacha.
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