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Why do we put on the Tallit before the Tefillin?

Before the morning prayers, we first put on the tallit and then we put on the tefillin. There is a halachic dictum: “That which is more common...

Are Tefillin worn during Chol Hamoed?

There is a difference of opinion amongst Halachic authorities1 whether teffilin are donned on Chol Hamoed or not. Therefore, many Jews (including those...

The Dime

Emerging from midshipman school a newly minted ensign in blue and gold, I was prevailed upon by my widowed mother to come to the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I was...

What does the word "kosher" mean?

While typically, we associate the word "kosher" with food or drink, it can also describe a Torah scroll, Megillah, mezuzah, tefillin,...

What's the proper way to dispose of holy objects?

“You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations that you shall possess worshipped their gods… and obliterate their names from...

How long do tefillin last?

The scrolls inside the tefillin will decay with age if not used on a regular basis. Therefore, tefillin which have been stored without use for an...

How much should tefillin cost?

Question: My rabbi says it will cost $500 to get me Tefillin, but it's much cheaper in a gift shop! Answer: Many tefillin sold in gift shops are often...

Where can I get tefillin online from a reliable source?

http://www.esofer.com/

Why do we put tefillin first on the arm and then on the head?

Donning the arm piece first follows the order of the verse which says: “They shall be as a sign for you on your arm and as a totafot on your...

What is the writing on the scrolls inside Tefillin?

They are four passages from the Five Books of Moses, written with feather and ink on parchment by a qualified scribe. The Torah talks about Tefillin four...