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I once left my tefillin in my car in the middle of the Summer. I frantically took them to a sofer in Baltimore to get checked. He was very amused at my being worried. He told me that it is much worse to leave them in the cold than in the heat, but that neither are much to worry about with the quality of today's tefillin. (I had him check them anyways, ...


From Hasofer.com Extremes in temperature, both heat and cold, commonly cause several different types of damage to tefillin: The batim can crack. The paint of the batim and the retzuot, straps, can shatter. Even the ink of the writing can crack or split away from the parchment inside the batim when you're not wearing them, store your tefillin ...

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