I recently learned that my Tefillin, which I received when I became Bar Mitzvah were not all that great. They were probably “kosher” but they were not much beyond being kosher or what you would consider a quality set of Tefillin. So, I ordered a new pair of Tefillin from a Sofer (Jewish scribe) that turns out to be a blogger also.
I didn’t find out the sofer blogs until after I picked up my new set. He told me he has a web site but it stinks compared to his blog. His web site is at MezuzaDepot.com but his blog is at MezuzaDepot.com/Blog.
Tefillin are kind of like diamonds, you need to be able to trust the person who sells them to you. He explained that he can’t compete with stores selling Tefillin for $200. He sells higher quality Tefillin (more care goes into making them) then the cheap sellers. The way he shows people who find his web site that he is honest, experienced and trustworthy, is through his blog. I found it funny that someone in the Jewish scribe business understood this. He understands social media and all that blogging stuff, even though he is in the religious business. 🙂
Anyway, if your in need of quality Jewish products like Tefillin, Mezuzahs, Torahs and so on – this guy is the real deal!
Just too funny… How fitting is it that I bought this from a blogger?