I recall hearing somewhere that some folks are accustomed to remove the (likely possul) parshiot from old tefillin and frame them.

As tefillin are generally more difficult to correct, is this practice permissible, or at least not prohibited?


  • See jbfinearts.com/works/large/Tefilin.jpg for an example I do not know if this was done with rabbinic approval. Jan 29 '16 at 0:39
  • I thought you don't correct t'fillin but just rewrite them, because they're small and that's not the imposition that it would be for a section of a sefer torah. (This doesn't affect your main question, just the implication that they could maybe be corrected and reused for their original purpose.) Jan 29 '16 at 1:16
  • @MonicaCellio, I forget the siman off-hand, but the Keset haSofer (handbook for Ashkenazi sofrim) follows the halacha as brought by the Shulchan Aruch, the Rambam, and the Gemara that tefillin must be written in order. So I can't go back and correct where I misspelled a word two lines earlier, I need to geniza the klaf and start from scratch. Jan 29 '16 at 2:19
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    – Double AA
    Dec 20 '16 at 14:46

My sofer (R' Melech Michaels of MezuzaDepot.com) told me over email that keeping old tefillin parshiot and even framing them is permissible.

His rationale was that he knew of no source which forbids this.

  • What about אל תשכן באהליך עולה?
    – Double AA
    Dec 20 '16 at 14:46

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