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On which arm do we wrap the Tefillin?

Tefillin are wrapped on the weaker arm, which for most people is the left arm. If you are left handed you put Tefillin on your weaker arm, which is your...

When do I wear Tefillin?

Tefillin are supposed to be worn every weekday (Sunday through Friday) morning during Shacharit. If one can't wear Tefillin in the morning or...

What is the significance of Tefillin?

Creating a Bond  Tefillin are a Mitzvah. The word Mitzvah means commandment. It also means connection. Through fulfilling a Divine commandment we...

What are Tefillin?

A. Tefillin are palm-sized, hard leather boxes painted jet black. Inside are sacred parchments that contain four sections of the Torah1 hand written in...

How do I put on Tefillin?

Full Service Your local Chabad Rabbi is waiting to help you learn the 'ropes' of this beautiful Mitzvah, just give him a call! He might...

How do I wrap the Head Tefillin around its box?

There is no one way in which it must be done; technically speaking you can wrap it around the box any way you want. Some people have a custom to put the...

The Mysterious Tefillin

Have you ever felt so close to another human being that every moment together was precious? Where every letter and memento from this person was something...

Why is the letter Shin on the Tefillin four-pronged?

Below is an excerpt from Letters of Light by Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin.The shin with four columns is found on the tefillin that is worn on the head. One...

Why Can't I put on Tefillin at night?

From a biblical perspective the Mitzvah of Tefillin applies to night and day equally. The sages, however, prohibited the wearing of Tefillin at night,...

Which mitzvahs does a left-handed person do differently?

The rules for a lefty are simple:A left-handed male wears Tefillin on his right arm. The Torah insinuates that Tefillin go on your weaker arm.Every...