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413. Tefillin in the Bathhouse
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Tefillin, Mezuzah v’Sefer Torah 4:22 It is permitted to wear tefillin in rooms of a bathhouse where people stand dressed. In rooms where some people stand naked and some stand dressed, one need not remove his tefillin but he should not put them on there. In rooms where everyone is naked, one must remove his […]
412. Forgetting to Remove Tefillin
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Tefillin, Mezuzah v’Sefer Torah 4:20 If a person accidentally entered the restroom wearing his tefillin, he should cover them with his hand until he finishes his initial act of expelling waste matter, then leave the restroom, remove the tefillin, return, and finish relieving himself. This is because if one were to stop abruptly while in […]
411. Permanent vs. Temporary Restrooms
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Tefillin, Mezuzah v’Sefer Torah 4:18 The previous rule (about what to do with tefillin when entering the restroom) refers to a designated lavatory, where he will not get sprinkled by drops of urine. In the case of a space temporarily being used as a lavatory, one may not enter with wrapped-up tefillin in his hand. […]
410. Eating, Using the Restroom
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Tefillin, Mezuzah v’Sefer Torah 4:16 One who has tefillin wrapped around his hand may sleep with them, even a long sleep. One may eat a snack while wearing tefillin but to eat a meal, he should remove them and place them on the table until after he washes mayim achronim. After that, he should put […]
409. Paying Attention to the Tefillin
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Tefillin, Mezuzah v’Sefer Torah 4:14 A person should touch his tefillin periodically while wearing them so that his attention will not be distracted from them even for a moment. The sanctity of tefillin surpasses even that of the tzitz (the Kohein Gadol’s headplate). The tzitz has God’s Name written on it once, but the head […]
408. Who Is Exempt from Tefillin?
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Tefillin, Mezuzah v’Sefer Torah 4:12 If a person is wearing tefillin in the middle of a journey and the sun sets, ushering in Shabbos, he should cover the tefillin with his hand until he reaches his destination and then remove them. If he is sitting in the study hall (with tefillin on) and the sun […]