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Tfidanit History and Testimonials

The Tfidanit has become part of our lives, so much so that it’s hard to remember ever not using the Tfidanit to protect your Tefillin.

However, believe it or not, there was a time when the Tfidanit just did not exist and it was quite common to see Tefillin which were damaged in some manner.


Who designed this innovation?

Well it all started many years ago with an Israeli paratrooper named Amitai, then a reservist in the Israeli army.

Amitai was an experienced paratrooper who had participated in many training jumps. However, this exercise was different. This time their commanding officer was having the paratroopers jump into mountainous, rocky terrain for an extended training exercise. Amitai was not worried about the possibility of broken bones or how long they would be out in the open – he was worried about his Tefillin and what would happen to them. No one could know what kind of difficult terrain was waiting them and what kind of weather they would have during the exercise. How would his Tefillin survive? We don’t know what Amitai decided. We do know that Amitai turned to Rabbi Yishai Babad Shlita of Tefillin Beit El and told him about the dilemma that he incurred and the rest is history….. Rabbi Yishai undertook the challenge presented to him and developed the first Tfidanit. This product, the Tfidanit, was enthusiastically accepted by the religious Zionist community, has participated alongside our troops in all the units of the Israeli army, has been part and parcel of every Yeshiva and Talmudical academy and has been part of the trekkers kit bag around the world.  

So, Watch over yourselves and your Tefillin wherever you go and during whatever you do!

Do not be tempted by products that attempt to imitate the original Tfidanit.

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The Tfidanit Takes the Pressure!



We would like to thank you for a wonderful product – Tfidanit!

The following story will bear witness as to the reliability of this product.

Last week, our son was waiting for a bus to take him to the Yeshiva in which he was studying. As he waited for the bus his school bag with the Tfidanit inside fell into the street just as the bus pulled into the bus stop and rolled right over the bag.

The results are presented here; the Tfidanit was ruined but they managed to protect the Tefillin so that only the head Tefillin was only slightly damaged. The hand Tefillin survived without a scratch!

We thank you. You have proved that the Tfidanit is an excellent product.


Yigal and Suzie Zusman

Note: This is a true story as told to us by the customer. However, the warranty does not cover physical damage to the Tfidanit.



A Miraculous Save

A while ago a Tfidanit was brought into the Tefillin Beit El factory with the cloth cover shredded to bits. Inside we found the following note:

We are two trekkers who were travelling the Israel National Trail. One night as we were sleeping we heard the wails of foxes. The foxes were trying to find food in our backpacks. Not finding food in the backpacks they then attacked the Tfidanit which was on the ground next to our packs. They must have smelled the leather and thought that they were going to find a good meal. As you can see, they managed to shred the cloth cover of the Tfidanit. They were not able to reach the Tefillin. I dare not even think about what would have happened if the Tefillin were in a simple cloth bag……

Of course, we arranged for a new cloth cover. Now, before your vacation is the right time to purchase your Tfidanit which will protect your Tefillin from knocks, bumps, water and foxes.



A letter from the Armored Corpse.


I am a twenty two year old serving in the armored corpse. As few weeks ago during a tank exercise, my backpack fell off the tank in which I was in. I jumped off and rushed to put the pack on the side where I thought it would be safe. The exercise continued and then I heard someone on the communication equipment saying “B2, you just ran over your friends backpack”!

When the exercise ended I went looking for the remains of my backpack and found them ruined and spread over the area. Then I saw the Tfidanit, which had been thrown a few meters away. True it was ripped and dirty and the container was slightly bent; however, when I opened the Tfidanit – my Tefillin were not damaged! I was ecstatic about the miracle which had just occurred!

I think that the unique design of the Tfidanit may have had something to do with the fact that the tank didn’t crush my Tefillin but somehow got thrown out of harms’ way. I think that this story can be used by you in your advertisements.

As a sign of my gratitude that in your credit my Tefillin are still whole.

Thank you


Note: This is a true story as told to us by the customer. However, the warranty does not cover physical damage to the Tfidanit.




Through rain……

My son is a soldier in the armored corpse. Two weeks ago on Sunday the second day of Shevat – during the rainstorms which fell down south – my son was in a training exercise with his unit. His unit was located in a culvert at the bottom of a canyon.

At 5:30 PM the skies opened and it started to pour. Fearing flooding, the soldiers were ordered to take all the vehicles including the tanks and hummer vehicles to the top of the hill. Much military ordinance and personal belongings were abandoned in the field. The rain fell all night long and they were not allowed back into the terrain to save these items. The next day, my son found his backpack totally soaked in a puddle of water. The siddur and tallit which were attached to the Tfidanit were soaked! Upon opening the Tfidanit he found his Tefillin dry and just waiting to be worn. We credit the Tfidanit with protecting his Tefillin so that they were not damaged in any way.

Note: This is a true story as told to us by the customer. However, the warranty does not cover physical damage to the Tfidanit.




The Trip to the Darga River Reserve

Intersession was almost over and we had not fully utilized our vacation its fullest potential we decided to go on a trek. Where to? We’ll decide in the morning. After we pray and eat breakfast, we’ll be in touch.

As the morning slowly passed by Ariel finally called me and announced “we’re going to the Darga River Reserve”. Now after all the heavy rainfall and flooding is the perfect time. The pools will be full of pristine water. Of course don’t forget food and equipment for a two day overnight hike. He then added – of course; don’t forget to take your Tfidanit to protect your Tefillin. Luckily, my brother had just returned from his reserve duty in the Israeli army and had returned my Tfidanit to me. I quickly packed and at the last minute remembered that Yonatan had asked me to bring along some plastic bags so that he could wrap his Tefillin in them so they shouldn’t get wet.

We finally reached the Reserve in the early afternoon. Ariel and Yonatan paid no heed to the sign announcing that entrance to the river trek is allowed only until one PM. It’s an easy trek they said. I kept silent.

We entered into the path through the canyon. In a short manner we came onto the first pool of water surrounded by rocks. Yonatan went first and easily traversed the rocks to go around the pool; Ariel followed him and was able to get by after almost falling into the water. In the nick of time Yonatan managed to grab him and pull him over the rocks. I decided not to chance the rocks, threw my bag to Yonatan and jumped into the pool.

The water was freezing! It was difficult adapting to the extreme temperature difference from the hot Judean desert heat and the coldness of the water.

We continued down the river in the water. By this time we were all thoroughly soaked. I did my utmost to keep my backpack with the Tfidanit inside it dry and out of the water.

There is no denying it, the Darga River Reserve is awesome. You are surrounded by silence and we were in no hurry to get anywhere. A little water fight, some quite swimming and laughs until your stomach hurt. Time flies and we didn’t pay attention until the sun was almost setting. Yonatan was a little stressed out, but he tried his best not to show it.

Ariel suggested that we daven Mincha (pray the afternoon prayer service) and so; wet and shivering we did just that. I don’t know what caused us to shiver more – the fact that we were soaked and there was a breeze with the desert temperature dropping as the sun set, or the fact that we didn’t know what was going to happen next or how we were going to spend the night.

After praying, we changed into dry clothes we were standing on this rock in the middle of the river and the sun set. Now while waiting for the morning sun, we could fully understand the verse “My soul is unto G-d who watches over us until morning”.

Lo and behold when it was time to put on our Tefillin and recite morning prayers our backpacks were floating in the river. I , of course, knew that the Tfidanit was not designed to be immersed in water for extensive periods of time; but I had a feeling that my Tefillin had survived – and so they had! Yonatan, with a shaking hand reached for his Tefillin, I prayed that they too would have survived.

One thing I have learnt from this story. I, G-d willing, will do my utmost to never leave my Tfidanit behind.

Note: This is a true story as told to us by the customer. However, the warranty does not cover physical damage to the Tfidanit.




No, the Tfidanit is not bullet proof!



My name is (withheld as the sender is on active duty) a combat soldier in the “Nachal Yehuda brigade.  Two weeks ago while returning to my base I got to the central bus station in Jerusalem. I prayed Mincha, (the afternoon prayers), and then went to the terminal for my bus. When the bus came, I put my pack with my Tfidanit in it into the baggage compartment under the bus. Somehow, without my knowing it, my bag was taken out of the compartment and left on the sidewalk.

Approximately 40 minutes later after someone reported the bag as a suspicious object a police sapper was called to investigate the bag. He shot the bag to make sure it did not contain a bomb. In G-d’s mercy, the bullet struck the cover of the Tfidanit. The cover was shattered to smithereens, but the Tefillin were not damaged, thank G-d.

Sincerely, G.S.


Note: This is a true story as told to us by the customer. However, the warranty does not cover physical damage to the Tfidanit.

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