Help me wrap Spinka Tefillin

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  • #609705

    abc12345
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    I am looking for info on how to lay Spinka Tefillin. Any pictures or points to a website will be appreciated.

    #969375

    LeiderLeider…
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    Strap around the Yud, causing a Shin, followed by another Shin, so you have six rounds around your upper arm. Then followed by six rounds around your arm, then diagonal across your hand, three rounds around your middle finger, then straight across your hand, so you have two Shins on your upper arm, and a shin on your finger.

    Unless you live in Alaska, you probably have a Spinka shul within shouting distance (slight exaggeration). Stop in and ask the Rav/Rebbe. He will undoubtedly be glad to show you.

    #969376

    abc12345
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    Thank you… My Rebbe is Spinka but does not lay Spinka Tefillin. You description is helpful, but pictures will be even more helpful…

    #969377

    147
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    Unless you live in Alaska

    If you live in Alaska, the most pressing issue you would have to deal with, is whether to take a day off from laying Tefillin on Friday? or on Saturday?

    As for the other 5 days of the week, clearly just lay Ashkenaz Tefillin:- So much easier to wrap your Tefillin inwards towards yourself.

    #969378

    takahmamash
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    If you live in Alaska, the most pressing issue you would have to deal with, is whether to take a day off from laying Tefillin on Friday? or on Saturday?

    Why? Alaska is not on the other side of the date line – it’s the same day as the rest of the United States. It shares a time zone with Hawaii, UTC – 9 hours.

    #969379

    WolfishMusings
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    Forgive the ignorance here, but in what way is Spinka tefillin different than standard Rashi or R”T tefillin?

    The Wolf

    #969380

    WolfishMusings
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    Why? Alaska is not on the other side of the date line – it’s the same day as the rest of the United States. It shares a time zone with Hawaii, UTC – 9 hours.

    Yes, but it’s possible that since Alaska is part of the North American continent, it still observes Shabbos the same day as the rest of the continent (even if parts of it are over the halachic date line). Hawaii, being an archipelago in the middle of the ocean, may observe Shabbos on a different day, even if in the same time zone as Alaska.

    The Wolf

    #969381

    147
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    I respectfully refer you takahmamash to Sefer “Ta’arich Yisroel” a very thick version in Ivrit & a much briefer synopsis in English.

    #969382

    Sam2
    Participant

    Takahmamash: There were Poskim who held that different people in the same communities in Alaska should keep different days of Shabbos, for a few reasons. I think the SHU”T Shoel U’meishiv held that way. If you moved to Alaska from Europe you held Shabbos a day earlier and if you moved from American you held like America.

    #969383

    goody613
    Member

    are you sure there is no spinka rebbe in Alaska?

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