Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:
“The Baal Shem Tov was particular to put on his tefillin at the beginning of the prayer service, prior to reciting the first paragraph of Shema and Korbanos [sacrificial offerings].”
(Pe’er L’Yesharim 78; Ta’amei HaMinhagim, Birchos HaShachar)
SOURCE: Baal Shem Tov Foundation
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