Is there a source that one shouldn’t check the deceased Tefillin after they have died?

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    Why might you think there is such a source?
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    Feb 4, 2021 at 18:27
  • Someone mentioned it but they can’t recall where. Feb 4, 2021 at 18:31

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The poskim - see for instance Rambam Hilchos Tefillin 2(11) - bring a source (Yerushalmi last perek of Eiruvin - Kesef Mishnah) that Hillel (some say Shammai) used his grandfather's tefillin without needing to check them. That is part of a discussion there whether tefillin need checking in general, or how often. I don't know that it had anything to do with his grandfather dying, just that tefillin, wrapped securely in their batim, don't need frequent checking - others argue.

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