B'ezrat Hashem I plan on going to Israel next month, however, this presents a small problem. As a Kohen, I will be duchaning every day, while wearing my tefillin. Due to the placement of the tefillah shel rosh, this presents a minor problem, inasmuch as the rubbing of the tallit over the ketzitza (box of the tefillin bayit) will invariably cause my tefillin to lose their ribuah (squareness). As a result, most Jews wear a cover over the tefillah shel yad, however, I have not seen such a thing for a shel rosh.

Does anyone know where to get/how to make a cover for the tefillah shel rosh?

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    I doubt that it will lose its squareness to pasul it – sam Jul 17 '15 at 18:48
  • @sam, we may however apply the old adage, "better safe than sorry" – Noach MiFrankfurt Jul 17 '15 at 18:49
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    What do other kohanim in Israel do? – Daniel Jul 17 '15 at 19:10
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    @ Noach @Daniel I have never seen anyone, not even a kohein, cover their tfillin shel rosh. And i am not a kohein, but how much can the tallit rub against the tfillin while duchening? It's what, 2 minutes? – Scimonster Jul 18 '15 at 21:29
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    @NoachmiFrankfurt I located this - judaism.stackexchange.com/a/9861/5275. It seems this answerer knows something about this! You may want to "ping" him. – DanF Jul 20 '15 at 21:58

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