There are Many things that can render Tefillin or Mezuzah not Kosher or at best minimally Kosher.
Some of which happen over time with aging and some unfortunately are Posul from the get go.
Letters, words and or Tagim that are missing, extra substituted, touching, Broken, Improperly Spaced, misshapen faded, cracked and weather damaged.
We document the problems we find and periodically upload them to the website.
We hope that this will educate and encourage the public to purchase only Tefillin and Mezuzas that are high quality from a reputable source, to take care of them properly and have them checked regularly.
Have you ever heard of someone that is allergic to their Retzuos / Tefillin straps?
I had a client who recently got new Retzuos while in Israel for the Yom Tov, and ever since he got new Retzuos he developed an allergic reaction to them consisting of blisters and puss infection on his arm.
Most Retuzos today use chrome in the process of making them, and there are unfortunately a select few that are allergic to the chrome.
Are you or do you know someone who is having a reaction to their Retzuos?
I have good news for you! We stock chrome free Retzuos. There is no reason why it should hurt to wear Tefillin.
If you are suffering contact us today.
Vegetable Tanned / Chrome free Retzuos can be ordered via this Link Chrome free Retzuos
This letter Shin has its middle head disconnected.
It is not Kosher as it is but it can and needs to be fixed.
These Tefillin were left outside overnight and got rained on. The letters bled into each other. and cause these Tefillin to become not Kosher.
Whatever the situation be sure you keep your Tefillin with you at all times and never leave them outdoors.
Rabbi Kass was ordained by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, former Ashkenazik Chief Rabbi of Israel. He is certified as a Sofer for both Kesivah and Hagoah by one of the leading experts in Safrus, Rabbi Avrohom Tzvi Vosner, Rav of the Vad Mishmeres Sta”m.