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This answer will be only according to Rambam since that is what you asked. Tefillin may not be written on gewil and are passul if they are. (Hilchot tefillin 1:9) You can find tefillin written on Rambami klaf, according to the (probably) more accurate girsa about what klaf actually is, from Machon Gewil


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Mo`adhim le-simhah, Thanks for your inquiry about obtaining tefillin according to the Yemenite understanding of the Rambam. First, you should know that according to the Mishneh Torah, tefillin are NOT written on gewil, but on galaf (i.e. קלף - parchment) [see Hilkhoth Tefillin 1:3,8,11]. Not only is writing them on gewil not the halakhah, it would not be ...


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Interesting debate: I was happy to see how in some cases -where at least potentially people could feel that their "Honour" was attacked - they replied assertively but politely. 'Tachles' what I learnt was: when in a minyan, do as the minyan does, out of respect for Its members. At home do as you prefer. The majority in Israel doesn't wear tfilin on Chol ...


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This says that gebrochts was a private neder. "He did not eat gebrochts but allowed his family to do so. Because of this, his meals were prepared in special keilim separate from the rest of the family’s keilim. In his old age, when it was hard for him to eat matzoh unless it was soaked in water, he was matir neder and ate gebrochts as well. ...


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The Steipler kept his chassidish tefillin but bought Rav Chaim Ashkenaz Tefillin, although the steiplers father was a hornsteipler (chernoybl) chossid, the steipler learnt in navordok, a litvishe yehsiva and married THE litvish'e gadols sister (Chazon Ish's sister). I am pretty sure he continued to wear a gartel (but then again so did the chazon ish, it ...


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You are thinking of the Talmud Menachot 44a: אמר רב ששת כל שאינו מניח תפילין עובר בשמונה עשה וכל שאין לו ציצית בבגדו עובר בחמשה עשה וכל כהן שאינו עולה לדוכן עובר בג' עשה כל שאין לו מזוזה בפתחו עובר בשני עשה Rav Sheshet said: anyone who doesn't put on Tefillin violates 8 positive commandments, and anyone who doesn't have Tzitzit on his clothes violates ...


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It's an excellent question @Yamin. Fulfilling the mitzvah of tefillin is actually equated with fulfilling all the miztvot of the Torah like is found in Kiddushin 35a in the name of Rav Acha bar Yaacov. This is also taught in Sefer Reishit Chochma by Rabbi Eliyahu DeVidas and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Siman 25:1. It is significant to emphasize that the ...


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Some in Chabad wear tefilin in Alter Rebbe ktav, others wear Ktav Ari. But there are multiple issues in tefilin beyond the ktav (script). For instance, as I documented here, the spacing between paragraphs is a difference some find significant. Also Chabad has a chumra/hiddur to use larger batim (40mm x 40mm at the top, e.g., see bottom of here, instead of ...


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The source of all poskim at regard of this subject is in Rashba. Shut Harashba (I, 755). See bellow a copy of this text, with explanations and notes are given in brackets. He were asked again. Regarding our following custom: We must be careful not to touch soiled places (paraphrasing of Gemara Brachot 24b) at prayer time and at mealtime. What areas are ...


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specifically the shulchan aruch refers to hair which is under your yarmulke b/c it would normally be covered. One of the reasons we wash our hands first thing in the morning is our hands could have been moving around while we were sleeping and touched a part of our body normally covered. See my answer here which specifically references the shulchan aruch ...



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