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What to look out for when buying Mehudar Tefillin

 

Question:

Since it’s my first time buying tefillin for my son, I have some questions:

Is there a preference that the sofer be a married person as opposed to a bochur?

Regarding hiddurim in the klaf, battim and retzuos, what can you tell me that I should be on the lookout for and try to make an effort to obtain?

 

Answer:

Sofer:

No preference per se that the sofer be married. He should be at least 18 years old.

The most important thing is that the sofer is a Yirei Shamaim.

See here as well:

 

There are many more hiddurim, too numerous to list. You can learn about them in books dedicated to this matter, such as:

  • Inside Stam: A Complete Buyer’s Guide for Tefillin Mezuzot Megillot Sifrei Torah & Nevi’im
  • מדריך לקניית תפלין
  • בירורים למעשה בעניני תפילין
  • etc.

 

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