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Hilchot Tefillin - The Laws of Tefillin

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers hilchot tefillin.
6 Kislev 5770 listen Tallis and Tefillin after Yishtabach (3); Yishtabach: Conclusion (17:08)
Summary and conclusion of yishtabach and related halachot.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:13-14
3 Kislev 5770 listen Tallis and Tefillin after Yishtabach (2) (14:57)
Putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach (cont.).
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:12-13
2 Kislev 5770 listen More on Kaddish; Tefillin after Yishtabach (1) (13:56)
Speaking of Kaddish, the Mishna Brura discusses when we can say Kaddish in general. Also: putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:10-11
30 Cheshvan 5770 listen Tefillin on Rosh Chodesh (13:07)
When are tefillin removed for Rosh Chodesh Musaf?
Sources: OC 423:3-4; MB 423:5,7,10
19 Av 5768 listen Proper Placement of Tefillin: Straps, Review, and Summary (16:04)
Proper orientation of tefillin straps; review and summary of halachot in the proper wearing of tefillin.
Sources: OC 37:11; MB 37:37
18 Av 5768 listen Proper Placement of Tefillin shel Rosh (15:19)
Exactly where on the head should the Tefillin shel Rosh be placed?
Sources: OC 37:9-10; MB 37:33
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Moshe Chaim ben Rivka.
17 Av 5768 listen Proper Placement of Tefillin shel Yad (15:58)
Exactly where on the arm should the Tefillin shel Yad be placed?
Sources: OC 37:1-4,7-8; MB 37:4
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Moshe Chaim ben Rivka.
9 Iyar 5768 listen Chinuch at Various Ages; Chinuch for Various Mitzvot (15:08)
Chinuch for different mitzvot varies with the age and understanding of the child.
Sources: OC 17:3; MB 17:10; OC 37:3; MB 37:12
14 Adar I 5768 listen What do you do if your Tefillin fall off? (14:41)
If Tefillin come off or out of place, do you make a new bracha before putting them back?
Sources: OC 25:12; MB 25:44-46; OC 8:14; MB 8:38
8 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Shema through Aleinu (15:10)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of shacharit, from Shema through Aleinu.
7 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Wakeup through Shema (15:32)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of morning conduct, from waking up through the recitation of Shema.
12 Cheshvan 5768 listen What is the earliest time for Amidah? (14:20)
The amidah follows different times from the shema. What are these times, and why are they different? What if you need to daven early? Also: a review and overview of the times for shema; what to do if you need to put on tallis and tefillin prior to misheyakir.
Sources: Brachot 24a; OC 89:1; MB 89:1
6 Av 5766 listen Tallis and Tefillin on Tisha B'Av (9:19)
Tallis and tefillin are not worn at shacharit onTisha B'Av. Why? Also: sleeping on the floor or without a pillow.
Sources: OC 555:1-2; MB 555:1,3,8; Lam. 2:17
4 Tamuz 5766 listen Kissing Tefillin and Tzitzit During Shema (11:56)
When, where, and why we touch, hold, and kiss tefillin and tzitzit during kriat shema.
Sources: OC 61:25-26; MB 61:39-40; OC 24:2,4; MB 24:4-7; Men. 43b
2 Adar 5766 listen Can you put on Tefillin late in the day? (1:57)
What should you do if you don't put on Tefillin in the morning? How late can you put on Tefillin?
1 Adar 5766 listen Removing Tefillin before Musaf (8:27)
Why do we remove Tefillin before Musaf on Rosh Chodesh? And why do we recite Borchi Nafshi?
Sources: OC 423:3-4; MB 423:5,7,10; Ps. 104:19
29 Shevat 5766 listen Tefillin: Restrictions, Reward and Punishment (10:28)
Restrictions on wearing Tefillin. The rewards for properly wearing Tefillin and the punishment for failing to do so.
Sources: Shabb. 49a; Rosh HaShanah 17a; OC 37:1-2; MB 34:1-4,7; Baer Heitev 37:1; MT Teshuva 3:13
26 Shevat 5766 listen What is written inside Hashem's Tefillin (9:03)
The wonders of Tefillin!
25 Shevat 5766 listen Hashem Lays Tefillin (8:16)
How do we know that Hashem lays Tefillin? What does that mean? An introduction to the wonders of Tefillin.
Sources: Ex. 33:18-23; Rashi 33:23; Brachot 6a
24 Shevat 5766 listen Tefillin and Halacha L'Moshe MiSinai (12:47)
No fewer than ten aspects of Tefillin are from the Oral Torah given to Moshe on Mount Sinai.
19 Shevat 5766 listen Round and Square Tefillin (8:16)
Tefillin must be square.
Sources: OC 32:39; MB 32:173,179,181
18 Shevat 5766 listen Different Ways of Making Tefillin (7:32)
Tefillin should be made from one piece of hide. Tefillin Gasot, Dakot, and Pashutot.
Sources: OC 32:38; MB 32:172
17 Shevat 5766 listen Making Tefillin Lishma - for the Sake of the Mitzvah (9:06)
Materials for making Tefillin (cont.)
Sources: OC 32:37; MB 32:165,171
16 Shevat 5766 listen Materials for Making Tefillin (8:51)
From what materials can Tefillin be made? Why do they need to be black?
Sources: OC 32:37; MB 32:166,169; Beur Halacha d.h. "Tehorim"
15 Shevat 5766 listen Putting on Tefillin (8:28)
The order of putting on Tefillin.
Sources: OC 25:3-5; OC 32:42,52; MB 25:12,13,18,21
11 Shevat 5766 listen Tefillin: One Mitzvah or Two? (10:59)
Are Tefillin one mitvah or two mitzvot? Do they require one blessing or two? What should you do if you only have one tefilla?
9 Shevat 5766 listen How Tefillin Make Us Holy (10:39)
What is the proper intent when wearing Tefillin?
Sources: OC 25:5; OC 37:2; OC 25 first BH; MB 25:14
8 Shevat 5766 listen The Importance of Owning Tefillin (8:58)
If you only have enough money for tallis or tefillin, which should you buy? Is it important to own your own tefillin? Is failure to put on tefillin properly a sin?
Sources: OC 25:1; OC 37:1; MB 25:2; ST 25:1,*
5 Shevat 5766 listen The Holiness of Tallis and Tefillin (9:57)
Can an old tallis be thrown away? Why are tefillin holier than a tallis? Does a tallis have holiness at all?
4 Shevat 5766 listen Tallis, Tefillin, Honor, and Embarrassment (10:10)
If you touch your tefillin before your tallis, which do you put on first? What if you touch your tefilla shel rosh prior to your tefilla shel yad? What if you are embarrassed to put on your tefillin prior to your tallis?
Sources: OC 25:1,6
3 Shevat 5766 listen Keeping Tallis and Tefillin in a Bag Together (9:14)
If you store your tallis and tefillin in the same bag, the tallis goes on top. Why?
2 Shevat 5766 listen Proper Placement of Tallis and Tefillin (12:29)
Overview of the proper way to wear tallis and tefillin.
Sources: OC 8; OC 27

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