I remember reading an interesting article about the mitzvah of teffilin. They had a fascinating picture of what the front of the brain looks like . In the picture it shows that their appears to be two ע that are formed in the brain. Then they show that the teffilin happen to have to be placed betweem these ע(literally bein einecha)since it is the same place as the halacha requires.

I understand this question seems strange,but after seeing the picture it will make sense. Does someone happen to know where this picture is,or knows enough about the brain that they can show any picture with these ע?

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    Do you remember the title of the website or newspaper you read the article on/in?
    – ezra
    Jan 13, 2017 at 14:35
  • it was a web article that I read probably 10 years ago
    – sam
    Jan 13, 2017 at 14:36
  • Then it is quite possible the article has been deleted or the website terminated. Web articles do not last forever.
    – ezra
    Jan 13, 2017 at 14:37
  • I understand that,but maybe someone else remebers the article or how these ע look on a reg brain picture
    – sam
    Jan 13, 2017 at 14:39
  • Was the Ayin in Ivri or Ashuri?
    – Double AA
    Jan 13, 2017 at 18:22

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You could be referring to this. The optic nerves do form 2 ayins (or rather an X).

This picture is from under the brain looking up. https://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/609/flashcards/1653609/jpg/optic_nerve1352774153907.jpg

This X forms at eye level and below so tefillin do not go on this structure unless you actually wear them between they eyes.

  • thanks because of your answeer I was able to find the right pic
    – sam
    Jan 13, 2017 at 19:15

Thanks to @clinteastwood I found the right picture which I remember depicting the ayins. One can see the both ayins in the picture. The teffilin I would assume sit in between the ayins on the chisam.Which seems to correlate to the right part of the head to place teffilin al pi halacha.So bein ainayim literally enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here enter image description here

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    The Chiasm is at eye level. You don't put tefillin there. Jan 13, 2017 at 19:19
  • I am missing somthing ,placing the teffilin on top of the head what would correspond to that place of the brain,beacuse Insaw another picture which shows the ears on the sides amd it seems that its the correect place
    – sam
    Jan 13, 2017 at 19:30
  • @clinteastwood ,see the picture I added,I am not sure if you understood what I meant
    – sam
    Jan 13, 2017 at 20:15
  • thats bettersdgfagga Jan 13, 2017 at 20:19

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