Thursday, May 29, 2014


I went to an allergist yesterday for testing.  She didn't find any allergies (though she said that I could still have sensitivities, for which there is no test).  But the process of testing involves pricking the skin with tiny, very short needles.  So I now have a double row of "track" marks on both forearms.  Since I wasn't looking forward to putting tefillin on top of these puncture wounds, I decided to stay within the rock-bottom halachic minimum and wear tefillin for the Matbeiah (core of required prayers) only, and delayed laying tefillin until after the Yishtabach prayer, taking them off after the Amidah prayer but before the Tachanun prayer.  It's a good thing--they were pretty uncomfortable.


Blogger The Reform Baal Teshuvah said...

If I'm not mistaken, if your arm is injured, the obligation may be fulfilled by wearing just the Shel Rosh.

Fri May 30, 12:08:00 AM 2014  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Hmm, that's a thought.

Fri May 30, 04:50:00 PM 2014  

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