Thursday, August 27, 2009

Checking Mezuza and Tefillin


Now, before Rosh HaShana, usually people have their Mezuzot as well as their Tefillin checked by a Sofer Stam (scribe). Nobody wants to start the New Year with an unkosher Mezuza or pair of Tefillin where a letter is missing or half erased.

According to Halacha, all letters have to be in perfect condition and, in case the ink disappears, the letter has to be rewritten (fixed). Only then, Mezuza or the Tefillin are kosher.

Further Links:

How to put on Tefilin

How to hand up a Mezuza

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