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Tefillin Bag Material

Question:

Is there any requirement regarding the type of material a tefillin bag (or tallis bag) can be made from? Can leather be used and if so, does it matter if the leather came from a kosher or non-kosher animal (crocodile, snake etc.)?

Answer:

There are laws regarding the material that the tefillin and it’s straps must be made from, but the tefillin bag can be made of the leather of a non kosher animal.

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2 Comments

  1. There is a slight implication that the bag should be made of leather, just it need not be from a kosher animal, and surely that was not the intention.

    1. You are right, it can be made of any material.I was just referring to the persons question

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