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Tefillin Essays

A selection of insightful readings concerning the significance of donning tefillin.

Excuse me; have you had an opportunity to put on tefillin today?
The Tefillin Files
The Story of How One Unstoppable Teenage Kid Exposed the Hidden Secrets of an Ancient Ritual
That common but feeble excuse, "I couldn't help myself," is not acceptable to anyone sensitive to the message of the tefillin
Mind Over Heart?
The mind may be great at solving puzzles, but it's an incompetent idiot when it comes to real life. Wouldn't we much rather be run by the vivacious, freedom-loving heart? Nevertheless, it is the mind that's our conduit for the soul
The Rebbe in Prison
I began, not merely to ask but to entreat, in the profoundest sense of the word, my guard to permit me to put on my tefillin.
Spiritual 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
Four Ways to Use Your Head
Is there really such a thing as "theoretical knowledge," or is it just a theory?
The Mind-Heart-Body Connection
I know that we put these black boxes on our head and our arm next to our heart, but other than that, I have no idea what they are about. Do you have an explanation for what Tefillin are?
How to Be a Man
The Inspiring Tale of ‘Elisha the Winged’
Elisha defied the Romans and walked around wearing his tefillin. Then a miracle happened.
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