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Tefillin stands set up at many MDA stations throughout Israel

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.Orly Harari, 02/11/2020 22:13
Is working in Eretz Yisrael a mitzva?

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.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 30/09/2020 15:29
Met Museum of Art relabels Tefillin from 'Egyptian amulet' to 'phylacteries'

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'.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 29/07/2020 14:54
Twitter debate ensues after Metropolitan Museum of Art labels tefillin as Egyptian amulet

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.Marcy Oster, JTA, 27/07/2020 07:50
Tefillin: The Beautiful Blending of Art and Religion

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.Communicated Content , 16/06/2020 22:12
Rami Levy donates NIS 1 million in tefillin to European Jews

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.Yoni Kempinski, 03/06/2020 17:30
What does Hashem’s back look like?

What does Hashem’s back look like?

Our teffilin are all about our praise for Hashem, but Hashem’s teffilin are all about his praise for the people of Israel.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 15/03/2020 06:11
New Tefillin for Israeli passengers of the ‘Coronavirus Ship’

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 disinfectedArutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2020 12:40
Tel Aviv mayor: We didn't ban Tefilin booths

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2020 11:21
Who's selling non-kosher tefillin?

Who's selling non-kosher tefillin?

London rabbis warn local Jews after receiving reports of sales of ritually unfit but expensive tefillin.Ben Shaul, 28/12/2019 22:46
Tefillin from Golan Heights battle given to lone soldier

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.Hezki Baruch, 20/08/2019 11:44
Shlach: A Talit Meditation

Shlach: A Talit Meditation

Two meditations fill our minds as we don the Talit in the morning.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 23/06/2019 11:05
Why don't WOW ask Rick Jacobs about tefillin?

Why don't WOW ask Rick Jacobs about tefillin?

Why didn't the Women of the Wall ask Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism (who was recently in Israel supporting them), to change the Reform Movement’s practice of rejecting the mitzvah of tefillin? Ezequiel Doiny, 11/02/2019 15:05
'Illegal Arab aliens burned my husband's tefillin'

'Illegal Arab aliens burned my husband's tefillin'

Be'er Sheva woman's husband loses his tefillin and tallit, which are later found burned.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 25/01/2019 21:57
Watch Chabad emissary brings tefillin to live radio show

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.'Mordechai Sones, 22/11/2018 19:09
Significance of Tefillin

Significance of Tefillin

Jеwіѕh religious men thаt have tеfіllіn bоund оn their аrmѕ and forehead аrе literally binding thеіr whоlе selves tо the Scripture of G-d.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2018 15:58
Study: Tefillin help prevent heart attacks

Study: Tefillin help prevent heart attacks

New study finds daily use of phylacteries causes improved blood flow, may be linked to improved cardiovascular health.JTA, 15/10/2018 21:52
Research: Tefillin may offer heart benefits

Research: Tefillin may offer heart benefits

Study suggests people who wear tefillin enjoy cardiovascular health benefits.Mordechai Sones, 14/10/2018 11:27
Incendiary balloon burns tefillin

Incendiary balloon burns tefillin

Employers in the carpentry shop of Kibbutz Nachal Oz found a pair of tefillin burning in one of the storerooms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2018 14:55
'I took my tefillin and went outside'

'I took my tefillin and went outside'

Teen who escaped Jerusalem fire helps police locate arson suspect, then tells the story of his escape.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2018 22:54
Meet the Uber of tefillin

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.'Mordechai Sones, 04/07/2018 12:15
Fine for Tefillin stand canceled

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.Gil Ronen, 22/06/2018 15:49
$124 fine for Chabad hasid manning Jerusalem tefillin stand

$124 fine for Chabad hasid manning Jerusalem tefillin stand

Jerusalem supervisor slaps Chabad hasid with fine, orders him to close his tefillin stand.Orly Harari, 22/06/2018 13:44
The month in which Tefillin held the spotlight

The month in which Tefillin held the spotlight

Do universities hire math professors who can't add? The professor of multi-culturalism who could not stand to see tefillin seems to be comparable.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 05/06/2018 23:59
'I'm sorry': Man who torched his tefillin asks for forgiveness

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2018 17:56
TV network apologizes for skit mocking Judaism

TV network apologizes for skit mocking Judaism

'Keshet' TV network issues apology for recent skit on 'Eretz Nehederet' comedy show which mocked tefillin.Uzi Baruch, 31/05/2018 20:38
Rabbinic group: Review professor in viral tefillin incident

Rabbinic group: Review professor in viral tefillin incident

CJV urges universities to revisit courses assigned to multiculturalism 'specialist' who attacked man for wearing tefillin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2018 20:33
Who is the woman who attacked man for putting on tefillin?

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2018 13:27
'To insult wearing tefillin in Israel? Sad'

'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.Benny Toker, 28/05/2018 21:18
Berlin allows tefillin into prisons

Berlin allows tefillin into prisons

Jewish prisoners in Berlin now have permanent access to a pair of tefillin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2018 14:16
Netanyahu: Some things are just not done

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2018 19:26
TV Authority: Red lines were crossed

TV Authority: Red lines were crossed

Regulator of Israeli commercial TV releases sharp response over controversial skit involving disrespect for tefillin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2018 12:48
'There are things that should not be done'

'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.Uzi Baruch, 17/05/2018 11:15
Bennett responds to satirical TV show: I am a proud Jew

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.'Uzi Baruch, 17/05/2018 08:48
Outrage after satirical TV show mocks tefillin

Outrage after satirical TV show mocks tefillin

Satirical show “Eretz Nehederet” airs sketch in which actor wears tefillin on his head.Uzi Baruch, 17/05/2018 00:38
Tefillin thrown in garbage found in recycling park

Tefillin thrown in garbage found in recycling park

Maid throws tefillin in garbage, but family members don't despair; with help of family and friends tefillin located at Hiriya site.Mordechai Sones, 03/04/2018 19:18
'These are odd': Toronto airport agent baffled by Tefillin

'These are odd': Toronto airport agent baffled by Tefillin

Watch: Canadian security agent insists on opening passenger's Jewish religious items, refuses request to speak with manager.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2018 19:42
Tel Aviv official: Chabad 'missionaries' need to be banned

Tel Aviv official: Chabad 'missionaries' need to be banned

Tel Aviv city council official rips Chabad 'missionary activities' after being asked whether he wanted to put on Tefillin.Tzvi Lev, 08/03/2018 20:53
Bnei Brak man arrested for torching tefillin

Bnei Brak man arrested for torching tefillin

Police arrest man Bnei Brak resident who publicized footage of himself burning his tefillin in protest of 'religious coercion'.Haim Lev, 04/02/2018 21:59
Herzliya Mayor apologizes for Tefillin flap

Herzliya Mayor apologizes for Tefillin flap

Herzliya Mayor apologizes to Chabad Jew who was fined Friday for offering to put teffilin on passersby. 'It was a misunderstanding.'Tzvi Lev, 11/09/2017 14:52
He offered to help someone put on tefillin - and was fined

He offered to help someone put on tefillin - and was fined

Herzliya municipal supervisor forces Chabad man to close tefillin stand, pay heavy fine.Uzi Baruch, 08/09/2017 14:45
Jewish Moscow presents 'tefillin bank'

Jewish Moscow presents 'tefillin bank'

After 'mezuzah bank' succeeds, Moscow's Chabad presents 'tefillin banks.'Michal Levy, 12/07/2017 08:07
Thieves take yeshiva boys’ luggage, tefillin during Chicago trip

Thieves take yeshiva boys’ luggage, tefillin during Chicago trip

Students on 8th grade graduation trip have newly received religious items stolen along with their luggage.JTA, 15/06/2017 19:52
Boy who grew up as Muslim wraps tefillin for the first time

Boy who grew up as Muslim wraps tefillin for the first time

Woman escapes with her two children from her abusive Arab husband and returns to life as a Jew in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2017 14:43
Watch: Chabad offers Tefillin to marchers in Auschwitz

Watch: Chabad offers Tefillin to marchers in Auschwitz

CTeen, Chabad's branch for the youth, offers members of March of the Living the opportunity to wear Tefillin in Auschwitz.Yoni Kempinski, 25/04/2017 08:54
Tefillin recovered from garbage dump

Tefillin recovered from garbage dump

Haredi volunteers in New York find lost set of Tefillin accidentally thrown out by owner.Ben Shaul, 16/11/2016 13:49
Tel Aviv the 'holy city' dons tefillin

Tel Aviv the 'holy city' dons tefillin

Rabbi Eli Naiditch, Chabad representative in Tel Aviv, was upset that polls said it was 'not a holy city'. He decided to prove it was.Yoel Domb, 01/09/2016 01:13
Chabad center robbed of electronics, tefillin

Chabad center robbed of electronics, tefillin

Burglar steals electronics, three sets of tefillin and other valuables from the Chabad house at the University of Southern California.JTA, 19/07/2016 04:45
Stolen tefilin set on fire

Stolen tefilin set on fire

Yeshiva students camping at Kinneret discover their religious belongings were horribly desecrated on the day commemorating the Holocaust.Shoshana Miskin, 05/05/2016 18:15
Jewish man puts on tefilin for first time

Jewish man puts on tefilin for first time

After missing Jewish teen girls found in Orlando swamp, the hotel's manager re-connects to his Jewish roots.Shoshana Miskin, 11/04/2016 08:42
Watch: 'Tefillin Jacket' makes davening a breeze

Watch: 'Tefillin Jacket' makes davening a breeze

Davening shacharit wearing a suit has never been so easy...!Ari Soffer, 06/04/2016 13:12
ISA banning Hanukkah candles for Duma suspects

ISA banning Hanukkah candles for Duma suspects

Breach of religious rights to light holiday candles and don tefillin revealed in court; 'wide deprivation of rights, no case against them.'Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 08/12/2015 16:38
Jordan Bans Religious Jews' Tefillin at the Border

Jordan Bans Religious Jews' Tefillin at the Border

A Jordanian security official last week forbade a group of religious Israeli tourists to bring in tefillin, because it might 'endanger' themMoshe Cohen, 11/10/2015 19:19
Police Admit 'No Ban on Shofar at Temple Mount'

Police Admit 'No Ban on Shofar at Temple Mount'

Court throws out police requests to distance youths for 'crimes' of bringing religious articles into Temple Mount.Ari Yashar, 29/07/2015 13:34
Bennett: The 'Primitive Mezuzah Kissers' Will Win

Bennett: The 'Primitive Mezuzah Kissers' Will Win

Bennett responds to leftist rally condemnation of religious, saying elections are for the Jewish nature of Israel.Yaakov Levi, 11/03/2015 21:35
Sapir College Withdraws Offensive Exhibit

Sapir College Withdraws Offensive Exhibit

Film showed tefillin and tallitot used as underwear in gratuitous desecration of sacred items, triggering widespread outrage.Uzi Baruch, 16/01/2015 15:42
'Talit Panties' at Offensive College Art Exhibit

'Talit Panties' at Offensive College Art Exhibit

Sapir College has already raised anger with 'slaughter the Jew' hamsa - now its exhibit has underwear made out of Jewish ritual objects.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 15/01/2015 16:03