Category Archives: Tefillin Battim

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My New Favorite Tefillin Accessory: Kisuyad

For $10 you will never again lose the cover for shel yad! I have to admit that originally I was skeptical about this little rubber shel yad cover, but it has won me over. Before I go into  why I … Continue reading

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Tefillin Battim Close To Breaking

These tefillin battim are very weak on the hinge spot, which is where they bend when they are opened and closed. In the first picture you can see the bayis, and in second picture I zoomed in on the weak … Continue reading

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Disorganized Compartments in Tefillin Battim

This is a very disorganized tefillin shel rosh. The sizes of the different compartments are not the same, and they are not not straight. It is often in battim like this that the sofer has difficulty removing the parshios, or putting … Continue reading

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Tefillin Battim Cracking on Bottom

This bayis is bending on the bottom in the wrong place. The hinge is supposed to be on the back of the maavarta, not on the bottom. This bayis is still kosher and can be used. If during tefillin work … Continue reading

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Tefillin Battim Bending On The Bottom

This is a very disorganized tefillin shel rosh. The sizes of the different compartments are not the same, and they are not not straight. It is often in battim like this that the sofer has difficulty removing the parshios, or putting … Continue reading

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Sometimes Things get a bit tricky…

A customer comes to me with a problem in ribuah (squarness) of his battim. They are off by more than a millimeter which is enough to make them posel. There are two ways to fix the problem. One way is … Continue reading

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More On Starik Battim

The newspaper Hamodia had a nice ‘advertorial’ on Starik battim. I would like to offer the article, and some of my own comments as well. My comments will be in italics: Baruch Hashem, we live in an age where mitzvos … Continue reading

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Home Remedy For Bending Tefillin Battim

  A clever customer showed me this trick for how to keep tefillin from bending on the bottom. Although some tefillin will never bend due to their great strength, other tefillin have a tendency to bend (especially in humid environments … Continue reading

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Battim: Rebuah Regel Vs. Rebuah Yad

Rebuah Regel tefillin battim are made square by operating a milling machine powered by foot pedals. Some battim are made ‘Yad Yad’ meaning that the squaring of the battim is made only with hand power. The question is: is ‘yad … Continue reading

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Used Tefillin Packages

Most used tefillin sets are either new peshutos or gassos battim with used parshios, or  new parshios with used dakkos or gassos battim. To see used tefillin that are currnetly available click here.   Information About Used Tefillin: What Are … Continue reading

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