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 (tə-fĭl′ĭn, -fē-lēn′)
pl.n. Judaism
The phylacteries.

[Mishnaic Hebrew təpillîn, pl. of təpillâ, prayer, from Hebrew hitpallēl, to pray; see pll in Semitic roots.]


(təˈfɪl ɪn; Heb. tə fiˈlin)

n.pl. Judaism.
the phylacteries.
[1605–15; < Hebrew təphillīn, akin to təphillāh prayer]


Small black boxes containing scriptures and worn on the forehead and left arm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tefillin - (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin)tefillin - (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
reminder - a message that helps you remember something; "he ignored his wife's reminders"
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Dad never failed to take along his Tallis and Tefillin (prayer shawl) and be it outdoors or in a house, he always said his prayers.
Six13's I've Got Tefillin, a parody of I've Got a Feeling, or the impressively accurate Passover story Chozen, in the style of the theme of Disney's Frozen).
As a special bar mitzvah gift, each boy received his own set of tefillin (phylacteries; something that the boys are obligated to wear daily once they have passed their thirteenth birthday), a kippa and a white shirt, and was called up to recite the blessing on the Torah, with some reading the Torah on their own.
women's wearing of prayer shawls and tefillin (phylacteries).
htm) detained five members of the campaigning group for donning tallits, or shawls, and tefillin (amulets) containing sacred Jewish texts.
When King David went to the bathhouse and momentarily felt naked of mitzvot (no two tefillin, arba kanfot, or mezuzah), he saw his circumcised penis and felt reassured.
I burned my yarmulkes, my tzitzis, my tallis and my tefillin.
She described her uncle putting on tefillin in the morning as having "some strange habits (122).
It also places him in opposition to the countless Jewish scholars of the past who used texts that differ from the Ben Asher Masoretic text chosen by Maimonides as the best text we have (Laws of Tefillin, Torah Scrolls, and Mezuzah, 8:4).
I've never been a religious person, but after that experience I think I understand why Muslims pray to Allah five times a day or Orthodox Jews face East and wrap the Tefillin.
Typing while wearing tefillin is challenging, but I find that the creak and pull of the leather straps helps keep me mindful of what I aim to be doing.
Shagal, distraught, drops to his knees, flailing Magda's yellow slippers above his head, the ribbons twirling much like the straps of Tefillin.