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Tefillin Videos

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!
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What are we to make of this ancient Jewish ritual and what do they mean to us today?
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How to Put on Tefillin
Simple-to-follow instructions on how to do the mitzvah of putting on Tefillin.
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The Do-It-Yourself Tefillin Guide
A short animated film on how to put on tefillin.
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Va'etchanan Parshah Report
Larry Goldstein calls the Tefillin Customer Support line, G-fish answers, and, of course, hilarity ensues.
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Archeology and Halacha
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.
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The Unique Power of the "Frontlets Between Your Eyes"
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?
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Analysis of Rashi’s (seemingly superfluous) elucidation of the verse on Tefillin, quickly leads into broader exploration presenting a profound understanding of this foundational mitzvah. Discover defining differences between the hand and head set; and a fascinating duality of dimensions encoded into it. Revealing eye-opening legal, philosophical and mystical insights, this rumination will forever change the way you view the mitzvah of Tefillin!
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The Tefillin are our connection to G-d, as we submit the thoughts in our mind and the emotions in our heart to G-d.
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4:05
How to bind the head and arm phylacteries in preparation for prayer.
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“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Tefillin delivery from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.” (1961)
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The source of violence, disorder and crime stems from the unhealthy balance of the head and the heart. The mind knows what is wrong, but isn’t able to control over the heart’ desires. The solution must come from a higher source: tefillin can help master our emotions and lead them towards good.
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In 1970, Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar was sent as a Chabad emissary to Florida, where he serves as rabbi and director of The Shul in Bal Harbor. A member of his community, a champion tennis player, invited him to meet his wealthy friend. Bringing his Tefillin to the tennis courts began a relationship that lasted well beyond that first encounter. In fact, the impact of that meeting is still felt by hundreds of children today.
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Stick Figure Vignette: Parshat Va’etchanan
A headless, one-armed stick man does some stuff.
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40:50
What is the inner connection between the incident of the spies and the commandment concerning the libation of wine on the altar, issued by G-d directly thereafter? In answering this question, this class explores the mystical power of Tefillin and its effect on the world. (Based on the maamar L’havin Inyan Parshas Hanesachim 5747)
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Parshah Curiosities: Toldot
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 actually be influencing your life today!
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The quest for a full appreciation of a specific comment of Rashi, once again serve as a segue into a much broader understanding of foundational Torah concepts like the meaning of Mitzvot, the Land of Israel and the nature of personal religious duties . We are introduced to a Talmudic statement about the importance of Tefillin that seems vastly exaggerated. Varying explanations are capped with an amazing mystical manuscript that remarkably clarifies the “Head-Tefillin Effect”, transformationally illuminating the spiritual achievement of putting on Tefillin – even if it just once-in-a-lifetime!
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Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 27 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
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45:26
Examining questions raised by opponents to Chassidism
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.
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Living a Higher Life
Sometimes our mind, heart and actions don't act in harmony. Tefillin help us synchronize all three to work together properly.
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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.
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Mr. Lazer Fruchter
4 Tishrei, 5750-1989
One should have faith in G-d, for He is the sole ruler of the Jewish people. Checking Mezuzot & Tefillin to assure that they are Kosher strengthens faith and health.
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11 Tammuz, 5751-1991
United States law allows an inmate to put on Tefillin.
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As thousands of well-wishers around the world prepare to celebrate Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz's 48th birthday, Yitzi shared these heartfelt words with our readers.
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