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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Mitzvah of Teffilin is in the Torah. This Mitzvah is one that must be done every day, except for:Shabbat, Yom Tov, and Chol HaMoed(Some Ashkenazim do, with out a Bracha). On Mussaf of Rosh Chodesh, we don't wear Teffilin. The Teffilin of Rash"i(Ramba"m also) go in this order: Kadesh Li, V'Haya Ki Yeviacha,Shema, VeHaya Iym Shamoah. That is the order of the Torah, as it says "Kesidran"-Like the order of the Torah. The order of the parchments in Rabenu Taam Teffilin are:Kadesh Li, VeHaya Ki Yeviacha, VeHaya Iym Shamoah, Shema. The minhag of Yisrael is to wear Rash"i. According to Maran Shulchan Aruch(Orach Haim-34:1), those that are meticulous in the Mitzvot should wear both. Most of Bnei Ashkenaz only wear Rash"i. Most of the married men, in Bnei Sephard wear Rash"i, and Rabenu Taam. Most of the Bnei Chabad, and Bnei Nusach Sefard wear Rash"i, and Rabenu Taam. The Halacha if the Teffilin drop on the floor without the case is that, you should fast. The people that are lenient say that you give Tsedakah-Charity to as much as a meal costs(Today about $10). If it falls while in the case one should, either give Tsedaka for as much as a meal, fast(Not necessary), or give a regular amount of Tsekdaka. The Bracha made on the Teffilin Shel Yad(Hand) is:(Continue on comments).

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  1. Baruch Ata A-d-o-n-a-i E-l-o-h-e-n-u Melekh HaOlam Asher Kideshanu BiMitzvotav Vetzivanu LeHaniach Teffilin. We don't make a bracha on the Rabenu Taam Teffilin, but only the Rash"i Teffilin. The Ben Ish Hai HaKadosh says that we must wear both Teffilins simultaneously. The Teffilin must be in a box shape, and must be all black(except the inside of the straps). This Halacha was passed down to Moshe at Har Sinai. The inside of the straps can be any color, except for Red(They used to accuse us of using baby's blood), or black(We might get confused whether, it is pointing in, or out). Teffilin must be written, by someone over the age of 13.