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The Talmud calls the Tefillin (תפלין) the Crown of Jewish uniqueness. The Tefillin is worn on the left forearm, closer to the heart (to focus one’s emotions) and on the head (to focus one’s mind), by this dedicating your emotions and mind to the service of Gd. The Tefillin strap is wound from the palm of the hand to the shoulder, showing that everything you do is also devoted to G-d.

The commandment of Tefillin is one of the most important commandments in the Torah. Jewish people cherish it and observe it for several millennia. In the Torah, this commandment is mentioned several times, but most of it is clearly stated in the book of Deuteronomy 6:6-8: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.”


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