Also called "phylacteries": a religious object worn by Jewish men, usually during morning weekday prayers.

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How does “וקשרתם לאות” become “להניח תפלין”?

Every day, when donning my tefillin, I (being Ashkenazic) recite two b'rachos, the first one of which is אשר קדשנו במצוותיו וצונו להניח תפלין, said whilst I tie down the shel yad onto my bicep with ...
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Keeping Tefillin Black

What are some suggestions for keeping the Tefiliin Retzuos black? How can I prevent the Retzuos from needing to be painted and/or replaced?
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How often should Tefillin be inspected?

Like the title says: how often should one have his tefillin inspected, and why was such a frequency chosen?
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Tefillin or Tzitzis

If one has enough money to buy Tzitzis or Tefillin and not both, which one should he buy? I heard Rabbi Akiva Aiger talks about it.
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Tefilin and a toupee

If a man wears a toupee, must he remove it to put on the head tefilin?
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Where to put tefilin

Do you put the front of your tefilin at hairline or do you put the back on it
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Tefillin under Bar Mitzvah

Common practice is that a boy begins wearing Tefillin when he reaches Bar Mitzvah age, or perhaps a month (or three) prior. While there should be an obligation even earlier (under the rubric of ...
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Best practices for praying in public with talit and tefilin

I just learned that a flight out of New York was diverted because a flight attendant saw a passenger putting on tefilin and freaked out, thinking that he was strapping on bombs. So, do you have any ...