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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6980 on: October 15, 2023, 12:10:12 AM »
What do you do with your 'original' pair from your Bar Mitzvah?
Mivtzoim tefilin :D
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6981 on: October 15, 2023, 01:33:11 AM »
Is it true that Chabad checks their tefillin more frequently then most?
Would make sense as it may be the only pair ever worn by some one time wearers.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6982 on: October 15, 2023, 09:06:32 AM »
you aint going to break the bank for the replacement...
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6983 on: October 15, 2023, 09:13:34 AM »
Is it true that Chabad checks their tefillin more frequently then most?
Would make sense as it may be the only pair ever worn by some one time wearers.

The Chabad minhag is to check every Elul.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6984 on: October 15, 2023, 10:30:20 AM »
If you take care of your Tefillin and don't lose them, will they last a lifetime?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6985 on: October 15, 2023, 10:38:31 AM »
If you take care of your Tefillin and don't lose them, will they last a lifetime?
They can, although the ink will fade with time which could cause problems

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6986 on: October 15, 2023, 10:42:57 AM »
If you take care of your Tefillin and don't lose them, will they last a lifetime?
Or longer, I've heard of grandsons inheriting and using a late grandfather's pair.

Assuming this hasn't kicked in yet
They can, although the ink will fade with time which could cause problems

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6987 on: October 15, 2023, 03:14:32 PM »
There are people who specifically DON'T check their tefillin. Something about the gid (the sinew that holds it closed) being the same one the entire life. I don't know much, but I've heard that from people.

This is unlike Mezuzos, where most check them every 3 and a half years.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6988 on: October 15, 2023, 07:14:28 PM »
This is crazy. It is called the Kool-Aid man challenge. Five teenage kids were caught. Parents came over with the kids and they apologized and will pay for all damages. Would you press charges. No not my house, one of my kids house.

What in the world?

Social media should be for adults only. Should always been been that way.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6989 on: October 15, 2023, 07:19:32 PM »
What do you do with your 'original' pair from your Bar Mitzvah?
My original pair is beis yosef ksav. Currently my mivzoim teffilin.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6990 on: October 15, 2023, 08:23:51 PM »
What in the world?

Social media should be for adults only. Should always been been that way.
Unfortunately there countless such "trends". This one is a few months old it seems.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6991 on: October 15, 2023, 10:31:04 PM »
If you take care of your Tefillin and don't lose them, will they last a lifetime?
There are a few different parts of the tefillin, and each has its own lifespan.

There are the "parshiyos" inside, the parchment that has the biblical sections discussing the mitzvah of tefillin written on them.
They have an extremely long lifespan, being that if parts of the writing fade etc., they can be touched up. I would imagine the only irreparable thing is if there is an issue with the parchment.
Either way, these can last 100s of years IINM.

Then there are the "battim", the black boxes that encase the parchments.
These are also made out of hide, but they are more susceptible to becoming irreparable, being that they are required to be a perfect square, and their makeup can lend itself to become misshapen without the best conditions.
Still, these can last many 10s of years, perhaps even close to 100 years if they are taken care of perfectly.

Then there are the "retzu'os", the long leather straps.
These are required to maintain a certain width, and with time and regular use, they become thinner. The rate at which they deteriorate depends on their quality and how they are treated.
I know many people that had to replace them within 10 years or even less.
However high quality ones can last 15+ years. I personally own such.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6992 on: October 15, 2023, 10:36:57 PM »
What happened with this article?

https://nypost.com/2023/10/15/help-wanted-nyc-needs-it-as-rental-market-goes-down-the-tubes/

Was it written using AI? Text to speech? Was the author sleep deprived and/or on drugs? Did they prematurely publish their raw notes?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6993 on: October 17, 2023, 11:56:47 AM »
when Putin meets Xi Jinping do they speak english?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6994 on: October 17, 2023, 01:08:05 PM »
when Putin meets Xi Jinping do they speak english?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6995 on: October 17, 2023, 01:12:01 PM »
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6996 on: October 17, 2023, 04:45:43 PM »
Is it called “friendly fire” when you rocket bomb your own hospital?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6997 on: October 18, 2023, 06:38:54 AM »
when Putin meets Xi Jinping do they speak english?
My roomates in the Mir were from England, Brussels and Mexico. The latter two spoke English to us, but apparently were more comfortable speaking Hebrew when they spoke with each other.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6998 on: October 18, 2023, 10:31:42 AM »
Be honest now. Aren't you glad during this crisis we don't have a president that says there are good people on both sides?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6999 on: October 18, 2023, 10:37:03 AM »
Be honest now. Aren't you glad during this crisis we don't have a president that says there are good people on both sides?

No discussion of innocent civilians on both sides?
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