Gemara Shabbos 49a mentions a story about Elisha Baal Kenafayim who was saved by his Tefilin turning into dove's wings. Magen Avraham Orach Chaim 28:4 says the Minhag is to wrap the Tefilin like wings. How would you wrap your Tefilin like wings? Is this a Minhag that is still practiced?

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    Isn't it like this chabadbytheocean.com/media/images/128/IFjc1286033.jpg
    – Double AA
    Nov 22, 2012 at 15:00
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    Perhaps? How does that look like wings? Is this the common way people do it? Nov 22, 2012 at 15:03
  • Wings = two large bumps on either side. That's at least how I've always understood it.
    – Double AA
    Nov 22, 2012 at 15:13
  • Perhaps you are correct. However I am not clear if that is accurate or if there is some other way to wrap it up as wings. Nov 22, 2012 at 15:15

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It is. See the Moroccan Way of wrapping tefillin from about 2 mins in. The commentary is in French but the pictures are sufficient even if you don't understand French.

I have seen some of my British friends in the UK do it this way too.


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