Tiferes independently manufactures beautiful tefillin boxes in a small, high-quality factory. To ensure the best results, only a limited number of tefillin boxes are manufactured in each line, and utmost attention is given to each and every box. This assures maximum quality and avoids common mishaps.
The tefillin boxes are manufactured under the strict supervision of Rabbi Moshe Shaul Klein Shlit"a. Aside from this supervision, Tiferes checks for these additional hiddurim, with the guidance of Rabbi Avraham Yisrael Rubin Shlit"a:
1. Complete separation between the boxes—no glue between the base and upper part.
2. Straight indentations between the boxes
3. No distortions in the square shape of the boxes (this is rechecked before painting, and again afterward)
4. Boxes are fashioned from one piece of leather, without fill-ins with leather powder
5. Boxes without punctures whatsoever (see mashgiach's affirmation that there is no more than 1% of punctured boxes)
6. Completely straight dividers in the boxes without the slightest fold
7. Strongly attached boxes that won't come apart with time
Ask tefillin experts for their experience with our tefillin boxes!
- Choose boxes preferably before they are painted
- Consult with an expert when choosing tefillin boxes (one who inserts the parshiyos in the boxes is a good choice)
How should you check unpainted tefillin boxes?
1. Take a look at the entire stock and not only at the one box you are shown
2. Ensure that the boxes have sharp angles and are without defects, especially in the indentations in the upper part of the box (of tefillin shel rosh), the edge of the base, and the maabarta.
3. Check that the four parts of the box of the tefillin shel rosh are equal in size and that the indentations are smooth and straight.
4. Check that the folds of the base is sturdy and smooth, without any punctures filled with leather powder, as well as on the maabarta.
5. Check that the box doesn't have a strong smell of leather in the front part of the base and that there are no thick, soft leather scraps in the sewing indentations, which are a sign of leather that was not dried well enough.
6. Check the indentations by inserting a knife between the boxes till the bottom, then releasing it and affirming that the boxes remained well attached and are not shaky.
Tiferet provides a free disc for checking the indentations