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==Other practices==
# Some pious individuals have the minhag of checking their [[Tefillin]] and [[Mezuzot]] during [[Elul]].<ref>Mateh Efraim 581:10 writes that as part of being introspective during [[Elul]], some pious individuals check their [[Tefillin]] and [[Mezuzot]] during [[Elul]]. He concludes that it is a good minhag. This is quoted by the Kitzur S”A 128:3, Chazon Ovadyah (p. 26), and Yalkut Yosef Moadim page 18. Also see Yechave Daat 1:49. It is noteworthy that S”A 39:10 rules that [[Tefillin]] that were established as being kosher do not have to be checked if they are used frequently. Additionally, S”A Y.D. 291:1 rules that [[Mezuzot]] should be checked twice every seven years. see also [httphttps://www.dailyhalachaitorah.com/displayRead.asp?readID=lecture/audio/rabbi-eli-mansour/elul-wishing-le-shana-toba-in-written-correspondence-checking-tefillin-and-mezuzot/356&txtSearch=elul Daily Halacha by /6 Rabbi Eli Mansour's Daily Halacha] and [https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/763468/rabbi-aryeh-lebowitz/ten-minute-halacha-checking-tefillin-and-mezuzos/ Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz ]</ref>
{{Getting Married during Elul}}
# The custom is that during [[Elul]], one who writes a letter should write a blessing to the recipient that he should be inscribed in the book of life, such as "lishana tova tichatevu vitichatemu." The same is true of email's or the like.<ref>Mateh Efraim 581:9, Eliya Rabba 581:1, Chazon Ovadia Yamim Noraim page 26. [httphttps://www.dailyhalachaitorah.com/displayRead.asp?readID=lecture/audio/rabbi-eli-mansour/elul-wishing-le-shana-toba-in-written-correspondence-checking-tefillin-and-mezuzot/356&txtSearch=elul /6 Rabbi Eli Mansour's Daily Halacha] adds that one should includes this in emails as well. </ref>
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