Category Archives: Tefilin

Menachot 43 – Tzitzit and Priestly Garments

In yesterday’s daf (Menachot 43), the Gemara made a passing reference to the bigdei kehunah, the priestly garments.  The Gemara was troubled by the opening statement of a braitta which declared that “all are obligated in the mitzvah of tzitzit: Kohanim, Levites, … Continue reading

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Menachot 34 – Order of the Parshiyot – Rashi and Rabbeinu Tam, Rambam and Raavad, God and the Angels

Before we abandon tfillin and enter completely into the discussion of tzitzit that we began this Shabbat, a final word should be said about the Rashi – Rabbenu Tam tfillin debate.  I have posted a source sheet with some of … Continue reading

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Menachot 37 – Must an Amputee Wear Tfillin?

Today’s daf – Menachot 37a – addressed the question of whether a person with an amputated arm needs to wear tfillin.  The general focus of the Gemara in this sugya is on the arm upon which the tfillin are put, … Continue reading

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New Resources Added – Yadin, Totafot, Rashi and Rabbenu Tam

New Resources Added! Primary Sources Shut Min HaShamayim – Responsa of one of the Ba’alei HaTosafot, who asked God for answers – as to the question of Rashi v. RT Tfillin Articles Tfllin from Qumran – Yigal Yadin – first … Continue reading

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