Tiferet Yosef

How can you be assured that your Judaica items have been prepared according to all Halacha guidelines and stringencies?

This questions troubles many, whether rabbis or regular folk.  A new demand has surfaced: to provide the public with Tefillin, Mezuzot, and Sifrei Torah of the highest standards, according to the guidelines of the Shulchan Aruch and the greatest Poskim, and according to the rulings of Maran Me'Or Yisrael Rabenu Ovadya Yosef Shlit"a.

The Tiferet Yosef Institute has been established in order to provide a solution for Bnei Torah and those who'd like to follow the highest standards, and to offer them Sta"m (Sifrei Torah, Tefillin, Mezozut) which is 'Mehadrin min HaMehadrin' – of the highest level of stringencies.  The Institute is supervised by well-known rabbis, Talmidei Chachamin and Mashgichim (supervisors), who follow the Sta"m preparation through all its stages.  The Institute, which has been established under the direction, and with the blessing of, Maran Me'or Yisrael, is under the leadership of Maran, and the Judaica items produced there merit, for the first time in Sta"m history, the supervision of Badatz Beit Yosef.

As befitting holy subjects, the Institute spares no effort in creating the most stringent, high-quality product.  For its Tefillin, for example: the parchment, Batim and straps are produced only in Eretz Yisrael, in factories with many years of experience, whose owners and workers are G-d fearing Avreichim.  The Institute's staff of Sofrim are all Avrechim and Bnei Torah, chosen carefully after various tests and exams. Each Parshia is checked twice by two different experienced proofreaders, as well as another computerized proofreading using the most advanced program in this field.  Later on, the Parshiot are inserted into the Batim under the experienced hands of an expert who is well-versed in the various Halachot pertaining to his field, after which the Batim are sewn and hermetically sealed using an especially high-quality finish.  Finally, the Batim undergo a square-testing and one finally inspection, all under the supervision of a staff of Badatz Beit Yosef rabbis.

The Tiferet Yosef Institute is under the supervision and direct guidance of Badatz Beit Yosef, and operates under the direction of Badatz Poskim and Sta"m experts, who follow the entire production process, starting with supervision over the work of the Sofrim (scribes), then the leather processing, from soaking them and placing them into barrels, then creating the Batim and the straps and inserting the Parshiot into the Batim, and ending with the final inspection prior to marketing.  Each Sefer Torah, pair of Tefillin, or Mezuzah produced by the Institution, is a top-quality, mehudar creation, in which great, G-d fearing Sofrim, experienced professionals, and top-rate supervisors all take part.

In our Institution we produce 4 types of Tefillin, according to the various differences in stringencies.  The differences determine the level of stringency as specified by the customer.  Our Tefillin: Ateret, Tiferet, Mehudar, and Mehudar Meyuchad, are differentiated by the selection of production material, production process, proofreading stages, and the sealing of the product.

The production of the Tefillin is carried out with the stringencies set by the Badatz Beit Yosef.

These stringencies are separated according to the production stages:
Stringencies in the Batei Tefillin
Stringencies in the Tefillin straps
Stringencies in selecting the parchment
Stringencies and guidelines for the scribes
Stringencies and guidelines for the proofreaders
Stringencies in inserting the Parshiot

Up until now, many have been forced to compromise on the standards of their Sta"m items.  Now, one can safely purchase a supervised product with the approval of the Badatz Beit Yosef; a product which has gone through rigorous supervision, which has merited the blessing of Maran Pe'er Hador, and assures you, with the help of G-d, the highest level of stringencies.