Mehudar Sephardic Tefillin Gassot (“thick phylacteries”) are made out of a single piece of thick leather shaped by repeatedly applying several tons of pressure in industrial presses as part of a complicated, but delicate and exacting production process. The resulting battim (“houses”) are so thick and durable that they can be reshaped even if damaged.
All stages of production, from inserting the parchments to closing and painting the battim and all other finishing steps of making your tefillin are done in Jerusalem under the kashrut supervision of Rabbi Shammai K'hat HaCohen Gross, head of Mishmeret HaKodesh for STa"M. Very high caliber parchments.
- Superb mehudar Vellish (Sephardic) parchments written by highly skilled soferim (photocopy of actually writing included)
- Checked three times for accuracy (computer scan + two traditional checks)
- Crafted to exacting specifications (each side 33 mm)
- Thick, durable cowhide (behema gassa) to retain shape and last a lifetime
- Made under the supervision of Rabbi Yaakov Meir Stern or Rabbi Moshe Flumenbaum (right)
- Professional finishing work under the supervision of Rabbi Shamai Kehat HaKohen Gross
- Straps made from top-quality leather, hand-made throughout (avodat yad)
- Leshem kedushat tefillin in all stages of production
- Computer scan certificate from Mishmeret HaSTaM
- Free velvet bag
- Free protective cases
Some customers have specific requests regarding the custom for how to tie the knots on the straps of the Shel Yad and the Shel Rosh. If you have special requests, please note that in the comments field during checkout. If you do not include special requests, the straps will be prepared as follows:
- Shel Yad - outward wrap
- Shel Rosh - Square knot ("Double Dalet")