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Some Video Tips for Soferim

A channel on YouTube that gives many different tips for soferim such as tying yud to Bais with gid, straightening the lower Titurah, ordering the parshiot before placing into the Batim etc:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC23iyRQTeZW1XnzUmVCkdOA
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Used pair of tefillin

I received an email from one of our members with the following sheila:

A relative who does not purchase leather in his normal life asked me to help him buy a used pair of tefillin for his son's bar mitzva next year, with the logic that this is a more palatable option for him.  Leaving aside whether this makes sense, does anyone have advise for where to start looking for a used pair of tefillin in Jerusalem, and any other tips for making sure he gets a kosher set?

תי"ו פסולה

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התי"ו פסולה, אין לה צורת אות, ולא שיעור אות. כי הגג עבה כל כך, וא"כ אין לרגליה שיעור מלוא אות קטנה. וזה מעכב. אי אפשר לתקנה [בתו"מ] בגרירת החלל משום חק תוכות. עוקצי הוי"ו - גסים מדי, ואינם נכונים לכתחילה. אלא צ"ל להוי"ו עוקץ דק דוקא, ולא עוקץ שהוא כמו ראש על גבי ראש וכדומה.