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The answer is directly drawn from Gemara. Gemara Berachot 23b: אמר רבי יצחק: הנכנס לסעודת קבע - חולץ תפיליו ואחר כך נכנס.‏ R`Isaac said: One who wishes to [partake of] a regular meal should take off his tefillin and then go in {since it may become drunk and will demean himself with Tefilin. Rashi}. ופליגא דרבי חייא, דאמר רבי חייא: מניחן על ...


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Seudat Keva is forbidden, but Arai is allowed. Coffee is usually drunk as a Keva meal, a permanent meal, so in that case i think it would be forbidden, but then again if it is a part of some kiddush after Tefillah, and one is still wearing his Tefillin, in my opinion it's considered Arai, and is allowed. והשם יראה ללבב. Consequently, light drinks, such as ...


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There are no battim made completely by hand - all battim makers use high-power presses to form the leather into shape. All tefilin need to be made lishma anyway therefore humans are required in the process. The difference lies in who/what powers the machine that sands down the battim, as explained by NoachmiFrankfurt in his answer. R Reuvain Mendlowitz in ...


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R' Melech Michaels, of mezuzadepot.com has told me that there are some halachic differences, although some of it is just semantics. First, we should define machine-made vs. hand-made. Machine-made means that some of the machines run off of electrical power hand-made means that all machines used are either hand- or foot-powered. For example, the squaring ...


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The discussion of what one is supposed to do Rosh Chodesh: Removing Tefillin seems, based on the meforshim cited in the footnotes, that the reason is that one does not delay (after the chazan removes his tefillin) because of hefsek after kaddish and tircha detziburah. Also, that everyone should start at the same time as the tzibur. The implication would seem ...


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According to the OU regarding tefillin on chol hamoed: We should take care that we don’t have a situation where some in the congregation are wearing tefillin and others are not as this is considered divisive. They are basing this statement on Mishneh Brurah 31:8 דאין נכון שבהכ"נ אחת קצתם יניחו תפילין וקצתם לא יניחו משום לא תתגודדו. ומי שאין מניח ...


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