Saturday, March 15, 2014

Davening without tefillin


[Normally, we require that one wear tefillin when reciting the morning Shema. Because the text of Shema includes the instruction to wear tefillin, reciting Shema without tefillin would be hypocritical.]

One who currently lacks tefillin, and isn't sure that he will be able to obtain tefillin before the latest time for Shema, should recite Shema now rather than wait. The same is true for the amidah and its time. When he obtains tefillin later, he should put them on to fulfill the mitzvah, and some say he should recite a paragraph of Tehillim with them on.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:57)

Have a great day,

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