TefillinTefillin are special leather boxes with straps containing parchments with passages from the Torah written by a skilled scribe, called a sofer.

Tefillin are worn during weekday
morning services (i.e., not on Shabbat or festivals). They are placed on one's head and arm, as the Torah says in Deuteronomy 6:8: "You shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they should be for a reminder between your eyes." Tefillin have a tremendous power to connect us to G‑d.

When purchasing a pair of tefillin, care should be taken to buy from a dependable store in order to ensure that the tefillin are properly hand-written by a duly-qualified sofer.

Over the course of time, tefillin can begin to deteriorate. Call the Rabbi if you'd like to put on tefillin too!Therefore, it is a good idea to have your tefillin checked at regular intervals.

For more information about tefillin, click here. 

If you would like to learn to put on tefillin, or would like to purchase tefillin, or if you need your tefillin checked, please contact Rabbi Berel Sasonkin at 631-903-0174 or Rabbi@ChabadYIP.com.