NEW YORK (Aug. 1)
The Al Tidom Association announced today that it is embarking upon a campaign to collect, examine and repair used tfillin, which will be given to Soviet Jewish immigrants to this country.
In response to the large and increasing demand for tfillin by newly arrived Soviet Jews in New York City and throughout the U.S., Al Tidom said it is requesting that individuals and congregations send their used tfillin to the organization. The tfillin will be examined by a qualified sopher (scribe) and repaired if necessary, then distributed to Soviet Jews throughout the country.
Rabbi Harry Bronstein, president of Al Tidom, urged American Jews to contribute their used tfillin “so that our Russian Jewish brethren who were so long denied the opportunity, will now be able to fulfill this cardinal mitzvah.” He suggested that tfillin, used but in good condition, be sent to the Al Tidom Association, Suite 520, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.