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Rashi's daughters are popularly described as having worn Teffilin, but apparently there is no such source, just a popular urban legend in Jewish circles. Are there any women described in Rabbinic sources as wearing Teffilin and what is the primary Rabbinic source for those descriptions?

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Michal the daughter of Shaul HaMelech wore Tefilin (Rashi to Eruvin 96a)

לפי תלמוד בבלי מסכת עירובין צו. מיכל בת שאול הניחה תפלין. האר"י מסביר זאת בכך שהייתה לה נשמה מעלמא דדכורא = נשמה מעולם הזכרים

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it would be beneficial to add the Levush 17:2 who explains why Michal was an exception since she was a bas melech(however,the Eliyahu Zuta disagrees to his reasoning ) – sam Jan 27 at 17:04
@Sam: You can add on to the answer. – Gershon Gold Jan 27 at 17:05
@sam I thought all Jewish women were bnos melech. – Double AA Jan 28 at 16:37

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