There are people who wear tefillin all day (see related question When did people stop wearing Tefilin all day? and the comments to it.)

For one or two reasons many remove tefillin before Mussaf on Rosh Chodesh.

What do those people who wear tefillin all weekday do on Rosh Chodesh?

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    I assume they do the same thing as when they visit the bathroom: take them off, and put them back on when they're done. (with mussaf)
    – Jake
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 13:48
  • @Jake I assume that is the practice nowadays as well. (I would also assume they were just left on during Musaf back in the day when all-day tefillin was common.)
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 13:52
  • Please see the following link: dinonline.org/2014/05/18/tefillin-all-day-on-rosh-chodesh which may help with your question
    – user4751
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 13:55
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    @Jake Yes. But such a practice isn't recorded from that time...
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 13:59
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    IIRC The Vilna Gaon used to put them back on after Mussaf - looking for a reliable source before answering. have seen people in JSLM do that. Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 12:14

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Mishnah Berurah (OC 25:60), quoting Ba'er Heiteiv (ibid. 22), (as well as Zera Avraham) quoting Rameh MiPano (Siman 108) writes that he puts them back on immediately after musaf. Mishnah Berurah adds, if when removing the tefilin before musaf he had in mind to put them back on afterwards, he should put them on without saying another beracha.


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