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Can anyone recommend a place/person to get kosher tefillin? I heard about the fraud with scrolls.

There is no sofer or judaica store near me.

Please include information about why you recommend the source that you do.

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    Do you mean to have shipped to you, then? – Seth J Jun 15 '12 at 2:44
  • I don't know what the "the fraud" reference is, but should this be tagged current-events? – msh210 Jun 15 '12 at 3:35
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    In case you also need Tzitzit: judaism.stackexchange.com/users/1094/ben-bens-tallit-shop – Double AA Jul 5 '12 at 4:47
  • @msh210 The fraud referenced has been going on for a while. It's mentioned in Mishnah Berurah (yes, even in the first edition) so it's not exactly current – Yitzchak Sep 21 '15 at 19:34
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I have to throw in my link as well MezuzahStore.com. I mainly recommend it because I own it and therefore can vouch for the quality of the Tefillin ;)

  • While an Advertisement is technically a reason for a Spam Flag around here, +1 for being the best sourced answer here :) – Double AA Jul 5 '12 at 4:47
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I have friends that have used http://www.hasofer.com/ satisfactorily.

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I use Oraita (http://www.mysofer.com) for all of my tefillin/mezuzos needs. They don't list tefillin scrolls on their website (just complete tefillin), but they probably would sell them separately if asked.

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I researched this for quite a while as I needed three pairs of tfilin (for different people, at different times). I ended up buying from

  • HaSofer in their Jerusalem store, R Flumenbaum is a wonderful person, has a strong reputation and has significant inventory on hand. I asked a few questions and he had answers on the tip of his tongue. Best if you need tfilin quickly

  • stam.net, after reading R Askotzky's book. He is able to customize batim and klafim to your exact requirements - I went to see him at his home/workshop and he was highly helpful. I waited 3 months for the sofer to write the parshiot

  • Tefillin Beth El, with my son before his bar mitsva as they offer educational tours of their factory which demystified tfilin and made the whole experience very pedagogic. I was able to choose the parshiot from a few they had in stock but had to wait a few week for final assembly

Two more resources to mention for those interested in tfilin

  • Only problem with stam.net is that they don't seem to sell Arizal tefillin. – ezra Oct 16 '17 at 14:40
  • @ezra worth asking him directly as he has access to many sofrim. But maybe you did this already. – mbloch Oct 16 '17 at 14:42
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How about stam.net? My understanding is that R' Askotzky is a highly respected sofer.

  • Only problem with stam.net is that they don't seem to sell Arizal tefillin. – ezra Oct 16 '17 at 14:41
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I believe everything at http://www.tefillin.biz/ is certified mishmert stam. it's an israeli company.

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R' Melech Michaels (mezuzadepot.com) is a close talmid of R' Avram Tzvi HaLevi Wosner, who is the leading authority for the Vaad Mishmereth Stam in the US. I purchased new parshiot through him over the summer and the k'tav is beautiful. He also spends a fair amount of time talking things over with you, so that is also a great benefit.

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Chevras HaSofrim sells complete sets of tefillin but also has a unique "tefillin builder" which allows to custom create your tefillin based on your preferences and needs. It's quite a neat website.

You can purchase the scrolls without having to purchase battim and straps.

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