Just saw your post now and hope that you have already gotten your answers and are not still waiting for three years.
Anyway, Tefillin are put on every day of the year except Shabbos and Yom Tov (holidays), the whole year round.
Tefillin are one of the 613 Mitzvos and every Jewish male from the age of 13 up is required by Jewish to put them on every day.
If a parsha (scroll) is missing from your Tefillin. they are not kosher and even when you wear them you are not fulfiling the mitzvah. Therefore you must immediately have them repaired and if this is not possible, buy new ones.
There are a few video clips on this site showing how to put on Tefiliin that you could look into.
January 17, 2015
Wild! Just got a tablet and tried this site..almost fell off bed laughing..wonderful,toda raba...will be back for more!
August 1, 2012
Super Duper Teffilin
Larry always does a wonderful job being a good Jew, and he reminds of Jerry from hit comedy Seinfeld. What's up with that? I put mine on in the most proper fashion. I received my Tefilin during my Bar Mitzvah and will never forget how excited and surprised I was. My most dire issue is that I lost my parchment with the Shema blessing. When I put on I'll recite the first line of the Shema but I can't commit the Hebrew to memory easily. It's one of the minor/ catastrophic issues I have with g-d right now. Does one choose to wear Tefillin? Is it worn specific times of the year? Inquiring minds want to know
Evan Philadelphia, PA
August 4, 2009
hahaha what a funny lesson. i'll be back for more.
Anonymous melbourne, australia
August 15, 2006
The IKS entitled: Technical Support was very nice however I noticed that the tefilin shel rosh requires some adjustment on Larry
Nossy Edmonton, AB
August 6, 2006
Larry looks like a pro wrapped in his phylacteries! It's great how you explain the mitzva of tefillin through the Jew from the street rather than the Jew from the synagogue. Judaism and IK rocks!