the direction of Rabbi
Yerachmiel Askotzky a certified sofer, scribe, examiner and batim
expert, is a full service center for all your Torah, tefillin, mezuzah
and megillah needs.
STAM with the highest standards, with the best kashrus assurance and at
the most reasonable and competitive prices.
see the rabbinical recommendations
and testimonials page for some of the letters we have received from
satisfied customers and rabbis worldwide.
services to individuals, rabbis, synagogues, schools, institutions and
Please click on the appropriate links for details.
writing projects (an excellent fundraiser and community/institution
unifier) Read about our "Tree of Life" program kit that will provide
you with everything you'll need to organize and implement a successful
Community and school tefillin and/or mezuzah checking campaigns
and unique fundraising, dedication and gift ideas
your Torah needs such as machine and hand embroidered Torah covers,
wood and silver Torah rollers, sterling silver crowns, breastplates
and pointers, Sephardic Torah cases all direct from Israel
from the finest and most experienced manufacturers in the business!
designed embroidery. Work with our designer to create your unique Torah
cover and more
ordered megillah cases and Torah ornaments from our master wood craftsmen
and silversmiths. Work with them to create your exquisite, one of a
kind, heirloom piece
- A wide
selection of megillahs and top artists available to choose from to be
commissioned to illuminate your own megillah or one you purchase from
us - from crowns to anything you desire
tefillin and mezuzahs meeting all budgets, customs and requests including
any hiddurim. The catalog is a basic
selection of popular STaM. If you don't see it please ask!
discounts for bulk orders and regular accounts. Contact us for details.
are many reasons to choose STAM! Please review the list below and browse
through the site. We feel confident that you will clearly see the advantages
even before contacting us! We are well known for our courteous, prompt,
honest and professional service! We anxiously wait to hear from you!
sofrim, scribes, are all certified and experienced. We believe they
possess the piety and integrity that their calling demands.
know our sofrim personally. That means we can personally vouch for their
integrity! Most sources purchase 2nd or 3rd hand and do not know much
more than the name of the sofer, if that.
Torah, tefillin and mezuzah parchment is thoroughly examined by 2 of
our certified and experienced examiners. Most sources only require the
tefillin and mezuzahs to be checked by one examiner and some of these
examiners are not properly trained and certified. Furthermore, we do
not just check that it should be kosher but rather it should be on the
halachic status corresponding to its value.
addition, everything we sell is checked for textual errors by computer.
expert staff carefully chooses and inspects each pair of batim, leather
tefillin housing. We use only high quality, beautifully finished, gasos
batim made under independent rabbinical supervision and the finest peshutim
mehudarim batim available. (See What is tefillin? for details about
the specific types of batim.)
use only high quality, hand made retzuos, tefillin straps, made under
independent rabbinical supervision.
staff of expert, knowledgeable and pious craftsmen, assemble each set
shailos, halachic queries, are presented to one of the foremost halachic
authorities in the field of STaM.
are highly recommended by Rabbinical authorities worldwide
are an established (1989), recognized and respected source for all your
STaM needs, not just another nameless and "addressless" internet business.
You know exactly with whom you are dealing with and where to find us.
you purchase from STAM you are acquiring torahs, tefillin, mezuzahs
and megillahs made, written and assembled under our scrutiny and according
to our demands. Therefore, we know exactly what we are offering you
and can professionally assist you in making the correct purchase that
meets your needs and budget.
are committed exclusively to STaM and related Judaica enabling us to
concentrate our time and effort in offering STaM with the highest standards
and most reasonable prices.
cut out the middlemen by working directly with the sofrim, artists
and manufacturers bringing you considerable savings!
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is totally committed to the support of our Brethren in Israel! With
your purchase not only do you get STaM with the highest kashrus standards
within reason, pay a very reasonable price and get great service but
you also share in supporting Israel at this difficult time. More than
20 hands are involved in the creation of a pair of tefillin- meaning
that your tefillin purchase helps support more than 20 families in Israel!
STAM. Support Israel!
percentage of virtual and real purveyors of tefillin and mezuzahs have
minimal or no knowledge of the halachah, Jewish law, related to the merchandise
they provide. (Many sources that carry mezuzah cases also sell mezuzah
scrolls as a convenience for their customers. Unfortunately, as well meaning
as they are, the quality of these scrolls are often very poor and frequently
questionably kosher, if that.) Therefore, they must rely exclusively on
their suppliers. In addition, they cannot provide expert advice nor can
they verify the kashrus or quality of the merchandise they provide. Furthermore,
they do not know the sofrim personally and become another link in the
chain of suppliers. A potentially hazardous formula for questionable merchandise,
poor advice and high prices!
STAM. Buy Smart!