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
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.
Examining questions raised by opponents to Chassidism
By Elimelech Silberberg
Topics include: when kabbalistic authorities disagree with halachic authorities,the issue of wearing tefillin on Chol Hamoed, Rabeinu Tam’s tefillin, shape of the tallis, wearing a gartel and hat for prayer.
A profound, thought-provoking and fascinating exploration of how our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob might have fulfilled the mitzvah of Tefillin in their own time! Discover shocking secrets about strange practices of our hallowed ancestors that may ...