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Tefillin Campaign, The Rebbe's

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The Rebbe had called for an intensification of the campaign to get Jewish men to put on tefillin. I thought of taking advantage of the regional B'nai Brith Youth Convention. What a statement that would be — close to two hundred B'nai Brith boys performing...
In his reply the Rebbe wrote: “Do you think it is right that a Jew who put on tefillin yesterday for the first time in over twenty years should wait another six weeks for you to buy him a pair of tefillin?”
I was at my father’s side in the empty prep room. The room was silent; just the two of us. Suddenly—this could happen only in Israel—someone swung open the door and jabbed his head in. “I’m looking for my friend . . .”
"When a Jew in Miami," the Rebbe said to me, "sees pictures of Jews at the Western Wall wearing tefillin, he gets an urge to put on tefillin himself."
"This was all good and well," explained the old navy diver, "when the ship had been under for a month or so. After that it would begin to rust and the hooks would bring up only huge chunks of iron, leaving the rest of the ship behind"
As a Chabad yeshivah student, my Friday “job” was to go out there, put on tefillin with people, distribute Shabbat candles, and fan the flames of Judaism. My buddies and I were rarely privy to the effects of our outreach efforts, but that’s OK, because we...
1. There Are Two Separate Commandments A set of tefillin comprises two black leather boxes each containing scrolls of parchment. The two boxes—one for the head and one for the arm—are two separate mitzvot. If only one of the two is available, it should be...
Israel was not Beverly Hillish enough, not Hollywoodishly stylish enough for our newly Californian sensibilities...
A Milwaukee rabbi shares his recollections of ’67 and beyond
Imprinted forever on the leather straps are lively testimonies to the spirit of the Jewish people. His hands have cast fingerprints that tell thousands of stories.
Take a few minutes to record your own personal experience of putting on Tefillin or your personal inspiration for putting on Tefillin.
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