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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
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Halacha - Tefillin
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: If one was an oneis and could not daven tefilas shacharis, and thus will daven an additional shmoneh esrei at mincha as a tashlumin: should he wait to put on tefillin at that make-up shacharis shmoneh esrei, or should he put on tefillin as early in the day as possible? Thank you
Answer: It is better to put on the Tefilling immediately, as soon as possible. There is also an Inyan to wear them for Shmoneh Esrei, and he can put them on a second time if he wishes.
posted:2013-11-05 09:32:22  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Teffilin
Submitted by Ezra  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I have pairs of teffilin for about 4 years and i accidentally leave it in my car in the heat for long periods of time. so some one told that i should get them checked b.c when they are in the heat the letters actully might fall off and make them pasool but to find time to give them to a sofer is hard so i want to know if i can ware this pair of teffilin if i am not sure if they are kosher or not
Answer:  Generally speaking, Tefillin that are known to be Kosher are presumed to remain so until known otherwise, this is called a Chazaka. However, if there are significant grounds to suspect that the original situation has changed, we can no longer rely on the Chazaka. Excessive heat is certainly a known cause of Tefillin becoming invalid, and depending on the degree and duration your Tefillin were subjected to, they may not continue to be presumed Kosher.

It is difficult to generalize and I cannot tell you precise temperatures and times. Certainly you should have your Tefillin checked ASAP, and preferably you should use other ones until then. They may not be Kosher now, I do not know for sure.

posted:2011-10-31 02:37:00  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Dead person's Tefillin
Submitted by Juan Carlos  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Should a Bar Mitzvah boy use Tefillin that belonged to his great grandfather (z"l)?
Answer: It is very special to continue a family tradition by keeping the tefillin in the family. However after so many years it is essential that the parshios (scrolls) and batim (boxes) be thoroughly checked by a qualified sofer
posted:2009-10-07 21:59:27  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tefillin
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is there a halacha that when you put away your tefillin you shouldn't put the kesher on the bottom? What is the mikor?
Answer: The Aruch HaShulchan writes that since the kesher has a letter from Hashem's name in it, it should not be placed underneath the ma'avarta of the tefillin.
posted:2009-08-23 16:16:49  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - length of retzuos
Submitted by baruch  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: how come in tefilin shel rosh 1srap is longer than the other??? is it halocho or just a trudition?
Answer:

Generally we consider the right side to be more important than the left, therefore this applies even to a left-handed person. While I didn't see a specific explanation for this case, this Halacha is mentioned already in the Rishonim. Even though it is an established Halacha, if the left side is longer the tefillin are still Kosher.

posted:2008-12-30 07:47:38  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - teffilin
Submitted by Eli  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: what should i do if i was wearing my teffilin in my house and i had to run to the bathroom so i took them off quickly placed them on the table and when i came out i saw my 2 year old sun dragging them on the floor by the straps? they where not in the battim.
Answer:

Check them carefully to make sure that they were not damaged in a way that could make them pasul. The corners and edges should be sharp, the paint should not be chipped and the should appear black all around. It is not necessary to fast, but it is preferable to give tzedaka.

posted:2008-12-14 06:56:00  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - talis and tefilin
Submitted by moish friedman  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: where does it say that you can put on talis and tefilin in the morning by the zman of me shayker (earliest talis when possible) way before netz
Answer:

The Gemorra Berachos 9b says that one may don tefilin from before sunrise, and the Rishonim equate tzitzis. This halacha is brought in Shulchan Aruch OC 18:3 and 30:1.

posted:2008-11-16 11:56:43  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tefillin
Submitted by Dovid  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I wanted to color the retzuos of my tefillin black and I was wondering if one needed to purchase the "tefillin marker"? Is this marker just a money maker and I would be able to use any black marker, or does one davka need this marker?
Answer:

The Gemorra says that the paint used to color the tefillin must be Kosher to eat. Since it is impossible to know the source of the ingredients in a regular magic marker, it is strongly advisable to use the "tefillin marker". You should remember to speak out loud "lesheim mitzvas tefillin" when using it.

posted:2008-11-06 18:35:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - catheter
Submitted by Abba Silver  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: May a person with a urinary catheter wear tefilin?
Answer:

Yes, as long as the bag and tube are covered. There is a machlokes if urine at the time of its discharge is deOraisa like feces or not, and with a catheter since there is no sensation of the discharge and the person would be unable to daven or wear tefillin for an extended period of time if we were machmir, the Poskim rely on the lenient opinion and permit it.

posted:2008-10-26 09:54:15  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sick person wearing tefillin
Submitted by Abba Silver  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Dear Rabbi, Can a man with a colostomy bag put on tefillin? Thank you.
Answer: It would depend on the frequency of activity. If one can change the bag and assume a period of time without expelling feces, he should put of tefillin then and recite as much of davening as possible, but at least Shema. If there is no way of knowing when feces will be expelled, he may not wear tefillin.
posted:2008-10-02 12:08:03  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tefillin
Submitted by Abba Silver  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Michael Fuchs asked you about his switching from Arizal parshios to Bais Yosef and you said it was a good idea for him to switch. My question is: why is it a good idea? What's the difference to Hashem since they are both kosher and both used by Ashkenazim?
Answer: Many Poskim hold that according to the Beis Yosef, who is the primary codifier of Halacha, Arizal parshios are not valid. However, even according to the Arizal, Beis Yosef parshios are certainly valid.
posted:2008-09-10 03:23:38  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tfillin
Submitted by Morton Friedman  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: What are the requirements for the dye used on the straps of tfillin? Can I use black shoe dye to darken them where they are worn off? Todah rabah.
Answer:

The dye must be made from all Kosher ingredients, and to the best of my knowledge there is no shoe polish on the market with Kosher certification. However, if you search Eichlers.com for "paint" they sell special tefillin paint and ship anywhere.

posted:2008-07-21 11:09:39  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tefillin shel rosh going over hairline
Submitted by Abba Silver  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Dear Rabbi, I no longer have a hairline. How can I determine where my original hairline is for the sake of properly positioning the tefillin shel rosh above my original hairline? Are there any opinions that say it doesn't invalidate the mitzvah of tefillin shel rosh if the tefillin move down a little bit below the original hairline? Thank you.
Answer:

Usually the scalp that once was covered by hair retains a slightly different texture and sheen that the skin of the forehead. If it is impossible to determine, you should place your tefillin above the point of where the hairline would be on an average person. If the bayis of the tefillin slides below the hairline you have not fulfilled the mitzva, but if just the wider base, titura, has slipped there is a machlokes. Generally speaking, it is better to place the Tefillin Shel Rosh a little too high rather than risking being too low.

posted:2008-07-11 13:10:04  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tefillin
Submitted by Levi Bookin  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I remember that the Rebbe of our Cheder was very insistent that, never mind the Berachah, one must not take off one's head-covering in order to put on Tefillin, but put the head Tefillah over the Kipa and then adjust the Kipa accordingly. Yet I see people doing exactly what we were taught not to. is it an issue?
Answer: It is not a problem to remove the yarmulka when donning Tefillin, as long as you remember not to say the beracha with your head uncovered.
posted:2008-06-23 01:46:36  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tefillin
Submitted by michael fuchs  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I have been wearing ari tefillin and now want to switch to bais yoseph is that allowed.I do not know what my father wore.the rabbi I learn with doesnt approve of ari unless it was your fathers minhag
Answer: You may switch to Beis Yosef tefilin and I would recommend it as a good idea.
posted:2008-05-02 16:21:10  (0) comments   email to a friend


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