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  • 13: 3-10, Exodus 13: 11-16, Deuteronomy 6: 5-9, Deuteronomy 11: 13-21; being writ upon two parchment labels (which they called tephillin), were carried about with them constantly with great devotion, being fastened to their forehead and their left arm.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • By the Jews the phylacteries are termed tephillin, plural of the word tephillah, "a prayer," and consist of two small square cases of leather, one of which is worn on the forehead, the other on the upper left arm.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I know a person with a non-Orthodox background who davened with them and was taught to lay tephillin by them when they visited the large shopping centre in a Jewish neighbourhood where he worked; he enjoyed their regular visits to his shop, but he was comfortable with his brand of Judaism (a committed non-Orthodox Jew and - dare I say it, Zionist) and so did not join the Lubavitcher movement.

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  • Now, tephillin are very hard leather boxes covering sacred ritual scrolls.

    My Dog is No Friend of the Jews

  • Apparently, a week or so ago Ginn did the same thing to my step-son's tephillin.

    My Dog is No Friend of the Jews

  • Sharon ignored them, and they wandered off to ask some other people if they had put on tephillin today.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • According to some Rabbis, the most important of all is that about the _tephillin_ and the _tsitsith_, the fringes and phylacteries; and 'he who diligently observes it is regarded in the same light as if he had kept the whole Law.'

    Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

  • I was to feel awe for the bit of parchment in the _mezuza_ over the door; to dread lest a bit of butter should touch a bit of meat; to think it beautiful that men should bind the _tephillin_ on them, and women not, -- to adore the wisdom of such laws, however silly they might seem to me.

    Daniel Deronda


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