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Tefillin Campaign, The Rebbe's

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A 40-year historical timeline of the Rebbe’s Tefillin Campaign.
The Mitzvah Campaign of Tefillin
In 1967, prior to the Six-Day War, the Rebbe launched the now famous Tefillin Campaign, which encourages all Jewish men to perform the mitzvah of tefillin. Discover why this mitzvah was chosen at the time, and why it’s so relevant today.
Golda didn't know what to say until finally she blurted out in Yiddish, "adank aich far bleiben yidden". Her words spread through the throng like wildfire, and she felt her limp words were a poor mockery of prophetic incantation. "Thank you," she had told...
The message of Tefillin and the significance of the global Tefillin campaign.
The Rebbe had called for an intensification of the campaign to get Jewish men to put on tefillin. I thought of taking advantage of the regional B'nai Brith Youth Convention. What a statement that would be — close to two hundred B'nai Brith boys performing...
In his reply the Rebbe wrote: “Do you think it is right that a Jew who put on tefillin yesterday for the first time in over twenty years should wait another six weeks for you to buy him a pair of tefillin?”
A short documentary (May 28, 1967)
The Six-Day War and Tefillin
A brief history of the Six-Day War and the Rebbe’s call for all Jewish men, particularly soldiers in the IDF, to don tefillin as a special merit for added security.
Besides material support for the war effort, and in addition to tanks and fighter jets, Israel also needed spiritual support. There is a spiritual defense system, too, said the Rebbe
I was at my father’s side in the empty prep room. The room was silent; just the two of us. Suddenly—this could happen only in Israel—someone swung open the door and jabbed his head in. “I’m looking for my friend . . .”
Tefillin
An enigma among human rituals: Black leather boxes containing parchment scrolls inscribed in meticulous accordance with the criteria of an ageless scribal art. Not to be read, but to be worn . . .
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