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Author:  Josh
E-mail:  espepper@aol.com
Date:  2/10/2003 3:17:00 PM
Subject:  Tefillin
Message:  Dear Rabbi,

1)When is the best time to put on tefillin of Rabbeinu Tam, for someone who chooses to wear them? I have seen batei knesiot in Israel where everyone switched their tefillin before ashrei and uva letzion, and there are two possibilities mentioned in shulchan aruch - putting them on right after rashi tefillin so that the beracha can apply to both, or putting them on at the end of tefillah. Which practice is best?
2) Should sephardic young boys begin the mitzva of tefillin when they reach the age of chinuch, as the Shulchan Aruch says, or should they wait until right before bar mitzvah, like ashkenazim do?
Reply:  1) Better not.....
2) Our father started us at Bar Mitzvah.

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