Tefillin: (lit. "phylacteries"); small black leather cubes containing parchment scrolls inscribed with the Shema and other biblical passages, wrapped on the arm and head of adult men during weekday morning prayers
A brief treatise on the significance of this important Mitzvah, including some basic laws, prayers and diagrams.
By Alexander Cowen
In addition to a discussion of the profound effect tefillin have upon the mind and heart, this booklet also includes practical laws, detailed photographs, translations and transliterations of the appropriate blessings, plus the Shema prayer.
Last night, you charged your cell phone, your laptop, your ebook reader, your video camera, your hand vacuum, your power drill and your cell phone bluetooth earpiece. Now it's time to charge your Jewish soul--with Tefillin!
The Unique Power of the "Frontlets Between Your Eyes"
Aaron L. Raskin
The Talmud says that the verse (Deut. 28:10) "All the peoples of the earth will see that the name of the Lord is called upon you" refers to wearing the head tefillin. How does the head tefillin cause G-d's name to be "called upon" the one who wears them?
Rabbi and archeologist, Yonatan Adler, tackles a medieval rabbinic debate about the proper arrangement of the parchments within tefillin by comparing these opinions to actual 2,000-year-old phylacteries found in Qumran.