The commandment of Tefillin is mentioned four times in the Torah, including in the Shema: “And you shall bind them for a sign upon your arm and they shall be ornaments between your eyes” (Deut 6:8)
For almost four thousand years Jews have been putting on Tefillin. Tefillin are two cubic black leather boxes with black straps attached that Jewish men wear on their head and their arm during weekday morning prayer. Jewish men are required to place one box on their head and tie the other one on their arm each weekday morning except on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. It is an obligation for all Jewish males over the age of Bar Mitzvah (thirteen years old)... Learn More
The urge to find my Tefillin...
Daniel Traceman a survivor of Tsunami shares his personal Tefillin story Jan 2005
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