Win some, lose some. Chabadnik dons Tefillin on ex-Charedi lady

Some find this funny. For me it epitomises גלות. Here we have a well-meaning boy, who is trying to ignite a spark within Jews. His mode, is that of his Rebbe זי’’ע and that includes igniting the Neshoma through a Mitzvah, the Mitzvah of Hanochas Tefillin.

The only problem is, in this case it was a woman. She had buzzed hair, and to top it off had a strong Charedi broken English accent, full of the usual errors. She obviously enjoyed her moment in the sun of egalitarianism.

I feel sad that she obviously hates her heritage so much, that she is ready to mislead this well-meaning בחור. She’s no daughter of Rashi.

אוי מה היה לנו

Woe unto what we have become

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Author: pitputim

I'm a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia. I skylark as the band leader/singer for the Schnapps band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel.

11 thoughts on “Win some, lose some. Chabadnik dons Tefillin on ex-Charedi lady”

  1. I believe that there is little historic evidence that Rashi’s daughters put on teffilin although they would have been very knowledgeable in Torah. It’s an urban myth

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  2. Did Rabeinu tam’s wife had to wear Tfilin like her father M’din Neder, or once she was married she had to wear Tfilin like her husband?

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  3. i will try again

    Did Rabeinu tam’s wife had to wear Tfilin in the order of her father M’din Neder, or once she was married she had to wear Tfilin in the order her husband?

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    1. Her husband could be mattir her Neder which would be chal even if she just started doing it in secret. How could you see a chiyuv for the wife just because they were married. If you mean whether she had to accept the Psak of her husband’s shitta on Tefillin, then I would suggest that if her father wore Rashi, and wearing non Rashi would upset her, then she need not listen to him because of Shalom Bayis. It’s hard to answer because you’d need to have them both in the room as a Rav and read the situation. This is my unlearned gut response.

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    2. How would her husband know what order her tefillin were written in, and why should he care: it’s not as if her minhag would cause practical conflicts with his. As for shalom bayit, if there were ever a case when a husband is advised to not inquire, this is it: the very act of checking the tefillin is an assault on her property and her privacy.

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