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Decoding Judaism’s “Black Boxes”

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Decoding Judaism’s “Black Boxes”

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!
Tefillin, Va'etchanan

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Anonymous July 27, 2018

Question from "Decoding Jewish Black Boxes" Thank you for making this wonderful series so accessible. In the "Decoding Jewish Black Boxes" segment, you mentioned that the same scripture that is in the hand tefillin, is in 4 separate boxes within the head tefillin. What is the reason for this? Reply

Rita Forbes MD July 26, 2018

Rabbi Kaplan,

An excellent, interactive, and comical class. Chimpanzees, orangutans, hot dogs; seriously Rabbi Kaplan!!?😄 Reply

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