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Tefillin: (lit. "phylacteries"); small black leather cubes containing parchment scrolls inscribed with the Shema and other biblical passages, wrapped on the arm and head of adult men during weekday morning prayers
New York Giants super fan Jay Greenfield has been putting on tefillin three times a week since early on in the season. He credits the practice as helping the team in their historic defeat of the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLII.
The world-famous tefillin booth operated by Chabad-Lubavitch at the Western Wall in Jerusalem sports a new face.
Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students are on hand for the XII European Maccabi Games, which ends on Thursday.
After donning Moshiko Davino’s tefillin, Prime Minister thanks killed soldier’s mother
Tuesday morning, in the midst of wartime meetings and urgent phone calls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Ruchama Davino and Chabad Rabbi Or Ziv to his office, to say thank you in person. Two weeks earlier, on Israel’s day of remembrance ...
Amid rising antisemitism on American college campuses, Swidler brothers unite in their faith
For Nathan and Asher Swidler, two brothers on the Brown University heavyweight rowing crew team, their strong and always evolving relationship with Chabad-Lubavitch began with the installation of a mezuzah on a cold day in Providence, R.I., in the middle ...
A Caribbean rabbi’s detour leads to unlikely Jewish connections in Guyana
When Rabbi Avromy Super couldn’t find a direct flight home to St. Lucia last October, he was disappointed. The rabbi, who established Chabad-Lubavitch of St. Lucia with his wife, Sternie, in 2019, usually didn’t have trouble finding nonstop flights to his...
Nes Tziona resident pledges to put on tefillin daily
Three weeks after hurling an egg at a tefillin stand in Nes Tziona in northern Israel, Elad Levi returned on Friday to make amends. The attack came amid a flood of support for Chabad tefillin stands following a verbal assault on yeshivah students at a tef...
At least 26,000 additional mitzvahs to be done before his 48th birthday
There’s no doubt that Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz is charismatic, and his international fan club seems to be growing by the year. All this despite the fact that he has not uttered a word since the fall of 2013. It’s been seven years since Hurwitz was diagnosed wi...
Donor family helps a popular project reach more people
Ruby Ichikowitz, 23, takes putting on tefillin seriously. He also makes it a practice to take “tefillin selfies” (or what he dubs, “telfies”) when he travels to exciting places in the world, aspiring one day to be able to say that he’s put them on in all ...
‘This was G-d’s way of reaching out to me, of telling me He is here with me in this struggle’
It was Wednesday afternoon, and we had just finished meeting with several Jews in the city of Aarhus. Previously, we had been driving around Denmark, visiting communities without any Jewish presence whatsoever. We helped people strengthen their personal c...
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