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Morning prayer: Kol ma she'ani cosev hayom .. L'shem kedushas

There is a wrong custom of some that say, in the morning: All tefilin/mezuzos that I will write today shall be l'shem kedushas tefilin/mezuza ...

I think that this is wrong [I cannot explain in length on the forum, but b'kitzur], A. If there is a hefsek between this saying l'shem and the begining of the csiva, then it isn't valid. B. this causes sofrim to be yotze yedey chova thinking they will say once a day and that is enough, causing a general zilzul in the proper concentration and cavana demanded at the time of writing.

I wrote a bit more in hebrew, see