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FlyingAxe 09-22-2011 12:12 PM

Using mirror for men
How do Chabad poskim hold on men using a mirror? I have heard that there are opinions that a man should not a mirror at all, even to fix his tefillin (he should use fingers).

But now I remembered the famous story with Alter Rebbe taking apart a snuffbox to use its cover as a mirror for making sure his tefillin is in place.

How trustworthy is this story?

Torah613 09-22-2011 05:29 PM

The story of the AR is reliable.
I don't think one can extrapolate from there a psak concerning mirrors in general.

Paper 09-24-2011 10:01 PM

The story:


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