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Tzedaka U'Mishpot 16:2 note 3 indictaes that he has been unable to find a source for this Minhag. וראיתי נוהגים כשמוליכים ס״ת ביחיד עוטפין אותו בטלית ולא מצאתי עדיין מקור לזה.‏ I have seen people who wrap the Sefer Torah in a Tallis when they take it from place to place; I have not yet found the source for this custom.


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Yes, there are standard sizes, though obviously there are usually going to slight variations in fit for every pair of handmade tefilin. The sizes seem to be measured by cm2 millimeters. Based on my experience they tend to err towards a looser fit; I usually adjust this by adding a sticker or a piece of paper on the inside. This piece is sometimes called a "...


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Anything which can contract impurity cannot block impurity from passing through it (Megillah 26b, Shulchan Aruch YD 371:1). A vessel can only contract impurity if it is made from cloth, sackcloth, leather, bone, wood, metal, or earthenware (Rambam Keilim 1:1, see Leviticus 11:32-33 and Numbers 31:22). Plastic therefore cannot contract impurity, so it can ...


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The Mishnah Brurah (40:7) says that it's okay for one of the two coverings to be clear, but not both of them.


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I always found army surplus bags perfect for everything. Hundreds of different sizes and shapes, materials, and usually any color you want as long as it's green. EBay and other places. Isaac suggested some recommendations: I find the Swiss Army bread bags nice. You've seen them. They fold like, interestingly enough, a clam. One side is leather and in some ...


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Per Rabbi Doniel Neustadt a box which is not reused may be opened on Shabbos even in a way that does not destroy it. He brings this in the name of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach. He does mention that there are dissenting opinions to this that hold it is forbidden. But it is permitted to open a cookie or cereal box or bag, even if one does not immediately ...


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Assuming that you are referring to the mezuzah case, rather than the mezuzah itself, I have heard from my sofer, R' Melech Michaels that the ideal outdoor case is either made out of lucite or white plastic, as these keep out a fair amount of moisture and do not conduct heat as well as some others. At my house, we have a ceramic case and the mezuzah is still ...


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No. The Gemara in Bava Metzi'a 101b-102a says that one could take a mezuzah scroll, tie it in a string, and attach the string to the top of the door frame and leave the scroll dangling at the appropriate height without a case. That's how a plain reading of the sugya indicates. @user6591 pointed out, though, that Tosfos learns that it means hanging it on a ...


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I have always loved all the various bags and sacks you can find on At the Front, a company that makes World War II reproductions. Take a look at this page. Unfortunately, all of their products are a bit pricy, but they last a lifetime. Everything they make is of durable canvas. Here's a picture of my musette bag which I purchased from them. I use this bag ...


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One is permitted to sleep while one is holding Tefilin in a bag (see here, note 12, referencing Kaf Hachayim 44:7). From there it stands to reason it is also fine if the tefilin are on a desk in their bag. In general one is prohibited from being unclothed in a room with seforim (see for instance here). But it is fine if they are double-covered (e.g., in a ...


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go to the chosson place they are AMAZING i made my Custom Tallis and tefillin bags there and i am very very happy. http://lavlarstam.blogspot.com/2012/02/custom-leather-bags.html tell 917-620-6947


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At ajudaica.com you have the this option or this option. At modaica.com you have this option. Prestige Embroidery does all types of custom bags. They are located at 474 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, info@prestigeembroidery.com, Tel: 347-663-2424


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Even if we were to assume that plastic is not Mekabel Tum'ah according to what the Rambam writes in Hilchos Tum'as Meis 13:3&4 it would not help to block the Tum'ah. Halacha 3: These substances convey ritual impurity and intervene in the face of it: over sized wooden vessels, keilim made from stone, animal turds, or earth that are over sized, simple ...


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The general explanation given by @WAF is correct, but from what I have heard, the Pasuk from which it is learned that specifically the Tefillin Shel Yad are "exclusively for you" is a different one, namely Exodus 13:9 : וְהָיָה לְךָ לְאוֹת עַל יָדְךָ וּלְזִכָּרוֹן בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ לְמַעַן תִּהְיֶה תּוֹרַת ה' בְּפִיךָ כִּי בְּיָד חֲזָקָה הוֹצִאֲךָ ה' ...


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