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Tefillin


Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


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[ xxii ] The two black leather boxes worn on the left arm and head by adult male Jews during weekday morning services. Tefillin are known in English as ‘phylacteries’. They contain the four passages in the B ible ( Exodus 13: 1–10, 11–16; Deuteronomy 6: 4–9, 11: 13–21) which command the Jew to put, or bind, the words of God as a sign on his hand and between his eyes. The hand tefillah has these passages on one parchment, and the head tefillah on four separate parchments. [19: 502] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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