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New York - The Tefillin Strap (Retzuos) Controversy

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

New York - There is a new controversy gradually brewing which has a number of Rabbis visibly upset at some of the Sofrim who deal in the sale of Tefillin. And the controversy does not seem to be going away. It has to do with Retzuos, the straps that bind the Tefillin to the head and to the arm. The Talmud tells us (Menachos 35a and Shabbos 28b) that the Tefillin straps must be black and this...

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