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Positive Commandment 13

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Positive Commandment 13 (Digest)
The Arm Tefillin

"And you shall bind them for a sign upon your arm"Deuteronomy 6:8.

Men are obligated to wrap tefillin on their arms.


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
The rationales of the mitzvot have not been revealed, for they are beyond reason and understanding. Also in those instances in which there has been revealed and explained a certain reason which is apparently comprehensible to us, this is not ... the ultimate reason, for within it is contained an inner, sublime wisdom that is beyond reason and understanding.
  –Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
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