If someone is missing the middle finger of their non-dominant hand, how would they wear tefillin? Just skip the 3 wraps around the middle finger? Wrap 3 times around another finger?

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    See Menachos 37a – ezra Apr 26 '18 at 13:46
  • I wonder if the finger wrapping is so important that they would suggest putting tefillin on the other arm? – DanF Apr 26 '18 at 14:51

If one is missing his middle finger, he should wrap around the finger closest to the thumb, the index finger. That is the same finger a ring is placed on by marriage, and the wrappings represent our connection to Hashem [as we say "וארשתיך"].

(שו"ת בית ישראל מהאב"ד דעדעלין או"ח סי' ג)

  • @פריזהב Excellent! Much more memorable indeed! – mbloch Jun 12 '18 at 2:49

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