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Checking Tefillin and Mezuzahs

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What does it mean when the Rebbe gives you the same advice three times in a row? And how many times must you check your Mezuzos anyway? (1992)
After suffering a debilitating injury to her back, Mrs. Tzirel Weinbaum received an instruction from the Rebbe to have her Mezuzos checked...
Friday morning, the doctor called to say that he had made arrangements for our child to be admitted to the hospital. Not even five minutes later, the phone rang again, and this time it was the scribe . . .
I had bought a beautiful blue Mezuzah while touring Israel six years previously. I knew that it was good, a $5 price tag and an honest-faced proprietor had assured me of this...
Never use liquid cleaners because they may seep within the case and damage the parchment scroll. Mezuzah cases and mezuzah wrappings should be treated as genizah, which require interment after their use...
As part of his campaign, launched in 1974 to encourage Jews to affix mezuzahs in their homes, the Rebbe also urged checking them in order to ensure that they are indeed kosher.
We all might have heard one or more of these "facts" about Tefillin. Let's see how "true" they are.
Born in the Soviet Union, Rabbi Mottel Chein is now a communal activist living in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. In the late 1950s, he was a student at the Tomchei Temimim yeshiva in Lod, Israel.
A special video collage on the importance of checking tefillin and mezuzahs to make sure that they are Kosher.
1. There Are Two Separate Commandments A set of tefillin comprises two black leather boxes each containing scrolls of parchment. The two boxes—one for the head and one for the arm—are two separate mitzvot. If only one of the two is available, it should be...
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