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Israelis not allowed into Jordan because of tallit and tefillin

40 Israeli insurance agents going on a short vacation to Jordan turned away because 7 of them had Jewish 'religious symbols.'

Israelis not allowed into Jordan because of tallit and tefillin

In a Beitar Illit apartment fire, only the tefillin survive

Electric bicycle goes up in flames, sparking apartment fire. 'Only use the original battery.'

In a Beitar Illit apartment fire, only the tefillin survive

Atlanta car thief steals rabbi’s son’s tefillin

Thief breaks into car and steals tefillin belonging to son of rabbi who only recently had his bar mitzvah.

Atlanta car thief steals rabbi’s son’s tefillin

Bo: The Exodus and Tefillin

Rabbi Kook:We bind these memories of G-d's role in history to our hand, heart, and mind, and transform our coarse nature to a holy one.'

Bo: The Exodus and Tefillin

The police officer who went above and beyond to recover Tefillin

When bus driver Rafael Tzobra's tefillin were stolen, officer Edwin Samuel determined to find them.

The police officer who went above and beyond to recover Tefillin

Watch: Peaceful demonstration held outside home of Meretz MK who proposed outreach ban

Protesters pray, lay phylacteries, outside home of Meretz's MK Zandberg, in peaceful protest of her bill to criminalize outreach to minors.

Watch: Peaceful demonstration held outside home of Meretz MK

Israeli Holocaust museum accused of showing artifacts illegally smuggled from Warsaw

City of Warsaw says sets of Holocaust-era tefillin at Shem Olam Holocaust museum were illegally smuggled out of Poland.

Warsaw claims Holocaust museum has illegally smuggled artifacts

Secret bunker discovered in Warsaw Ghetto - 76 years later

Dozens of pairs of tefillin found in buildings razed in Warsaw Ghetto are brought secretly to Israel.

Secret bunker discovered in Warsaw Ghetto - 76 years later

How NY sanitation workers helped one Jew go dumpster diving for his lost tefillin

New York City Sanitation Department workers help an Orthodox Jewish man recover his lost tefillin after they were accidentally thrown out.

Sanitation crew helps NY man go dumpster diving for his tefillin

Tefillin stands set up at many MDA stations throughout Israel

Initiative by Rabbi Yonatan Spitzer, MDA member who established new stands with help of Rabbi Yosef Nachshon's Soldiers in Love project.

Tefillin stands set up at many MDA stations throughout Israel

Is working in Eretz Yisrael a mitzva?

Chatam Sofer series: Working the fields of Eretz Yisrael is a mitzva parallel to putting on tefilin, and one may stop learning Torah for it.

Is working in Eretz Yisrael a mitzva?

Met Museum of Art relabels Tefillin from 'Egyptian amulet' to 'phylacteries'

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York corrects controversial label on Tefillin from 'Egyptian amulet' to 'phylacteries'.

NY museum relabels Tefillin from 'amulet' to 'phylacteries'

Twitter debate ensues after Metropolitan Museum of Art labels tefillin as Egyptian amulet

New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art labels phylacteries as 'Egyptian amulet' in Islamic Art Department.

Museum sparks debate after it labels Tefillin as Egyptian amulet

Tefillin: The Beautiful Blending of Art and Religion

Phylacteries remind worshipers to keep God’s Law in both their actions and thoughts. These small leather boxes are beautiful pieces of art.

Tefillin: The Beautiful Blending of Art and Religion

Rami Levy donates NIS 1 million in tefillin to European Jews

Israeli supermarket magnate Rami Levy gives hundreds of tefillin sets to European Jews who cannot afford to purchase their own.

Rami Levy donates NIS 1 million in tefillin to European Jews

New Tefillin for Israeli passengers of the ‘Coronavirus Ship’

Israelis in isolation will not be able to use any objects they used on the ship until all of them have been fully disinfected

New Tefillin for Israeli passengers of the ‘Coronavirus Ship’

Tel Aviv mayor: We didn't ban Tefilin booths

Ron Huldai hits back at accusations Tel Aviv has moved against tefillin stands, says city enforcing law against all stands near schools.

Tel Aviv mayor: We didn't ban tefilin booths

Who's selling non-kosher tefillin?

London rabbis warn local Jews after receiving reports of sales of ritually unfit but expensive tefillin.

Who's selling non-kosher tefillin?

Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

Family of slain IDF soldier Benny Hanani, who fell in the Yom Kippur War, donate his tefillin to a lone soldier who immigrated to israel.

Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

'Illegal Arab aliens burned my husband's tefillin'

Be'er Sheva woman's husband loses his tefillin and tallit, which are later found burned.

'Illegal Arab aliens burned my husband's tefillin'

Watch Chabad emissary brings tefillin to live radio show

'Breakfast Club' hosts on Radio 103FM ask for tefillin on air and Chabad emissary hurries to arrive: Shai Goldstein: 'It's like a battery.'

Watch Chabad emissary brings tefillin to live radio show

Significance of Tefillin

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Significance of Tefillin

Study: Tefillin help prevent heart attacks

New study finds daily use of phylacteries causes improved blood flow, may be linked to improved cardiovascular health.

Study: Tefillin help prevent heart attacks

Research: Tefillin may offer heart benefits

Study suggests people who wear tefillin enjoy cardiovascular health benefits.

Research: Tefillin may offer heart benefits

Incendiary balloon burns tefillin

Employers in the carpentry shop of Kibbutz Nachal Oz found a pair of tefillin burning in one of the storerooms.

Incendiary balloon burns tefillin

'I took my tefillin and went outside'

Teen who escaped Jerusalem fire helps police locate arson suspect, then tells the story of his escape.

'I took my tefillin and went outside'

Meet the Uber of tefillin

Wrapp is a mobile app that links people who own tefillin with those wishing to put on tefillin; 'High technology removes all barriers.'

Meet the Uber of tefillinplayer

Fine for Tefillin stand canceled

Mayor Nir Barkat voids $124 fine slapped on Chabad hassid who got people to lay tefillin near the Jerusalem Bus Station.

Fine for Tefillin stand canceled

$124 fine for Chabad hasid manning Jerusalem tefillin stand

Jerusalem supervisor slaps Chabad hasid with fine, orders him to close his tefillin stand.

$124 fine for Chabad hasid manning Jerusalem tefillin stand

'I'm sorry': Man who torched his tefillin asks for forgiveness

Bnei Brak man who left religion, filmed himself destroying religious items, asks forgiveness, says he wants to become religious again.

'I'm sorry': Man who torched his tefillin asks for forgivenessplayer

TV network apologizes for skit mocking Judaism

'Keshet' TV network issues apology for recent skit on 'Eretz Nehederet' comedy show which mocked tefillin.

TV network apologizes for skit mocking Judaism

Rabbinic group: Review professor in viral tefillin incident

CJV urges universities to revisit courses assigned to multiculturalism 'specialist' who attacked man for wearing tefillin.

Rabbinic group: Review professor in viral tefillin incidentplayer

Who is the woman who attacked man for putting on tefillin?

Woman who attacked man putting on tefillin at Ben Gurion airport is professor of liberal arts, education. Her husband headed the NIF.

Who is the woman who attacked man for putting on tefillin?player

'To insult wearing tefillin in Israel? Sad'

Lubavitch Spokesman refers to incident at Ben-Gurion Airport against Chabad Chasid who helped another Jew put on Tefillin.

'To insult wearing tefillin in Israel? Sad'player

Berlin allows tefillin into prisons

Jewish prisoners in Berlin now have permanent access to a pair of tefillin.

Berlin allows tefillin into prisons

Netanyahu: Some things are just not done

PM condemns satirical show for mocking tefillin. 'You don;t have to wear a kippah to understand the importance of our heritage.'

Netanyahu: Some things are just not done

TV Authority: Red lines were crossed

Regulator of Israeli commercial TV releases sharp response over controversial skit involving disrespect for tefillin.

TV Authority: Red lines were crossed

'There are things that should not be done'

Knesset Speaker attacks satirical show over tefillin controversy, recalling his struggle in Russia against the KGB to keep his tefillin.

'There are things that should not be done'

Bennett responds to satirical TV show: I am a proud Jew

Jewish Home Chairman responds to skit on 'Eretz Nehederet': 'Proud to be among the mezuzah-kissers and tefilin-layers.'

Bennett responds to satirical TV show: I am a proud Jew

Outrage after satirical TV show mocks tefillin

Satirical show “Eretz Nehederet” airs sketch in which actor wears tefillin on his head.

Outrage after satirical TV show mocks tefillin