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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.
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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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For example, certain morning prayers cannot take place until after sunrise, such as putting on tefillin and the silent Amidah, or Shemona Esrei.
They damaged and "soiled" prayer shawls and tefillin, the leather phylacteries traditionally worn by men during prayers.
Sure, you don't have to go around asking people if they're Jewish, but you do have to contend with city hall asking if you've got a permit for those phylacteries: This past Friday, a Chabad rabbi doing his work at a booth in the city's tony Ramat Aviv neighborhood was approached by a municipal inspector and warned that he lacked the proper license necessary to ask passersby if they'd like to put on a pair of tefillin.
Secular kibbutzniks flocked to the Western Wall to put on tefillin they had discarded since their bar mitzvahs.
Beginning with the aforementioned ideal of monotheism, the passages that follow impel the speaker to love God, teach Judaism to one's children, recognize divine reward and punishment, and to fulfill the positive commandments of tefillin, (1) mezuzah, (2) and tzitzit (3) (Telushkin, 667).
For example, a turning point for men is when they stop putting on tefillin (phylacteries), while women, by contrast, often stop shaving their hair under their wigs.
Over the years, the authorities have called on the police to detain and even arrest members of Women of the Wall who entered the women's section wearing prayer shawls and tefillin or attempted to smuggle in a Torah.
1) The WoW's worship includes prayer and singing by women at Rosh Hodesh (the first day of each Jewish month), reading from the Torah while wrapped in colorful tallitot (prayer shawls) and wearing tefillin (phylacteries).
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.
I didn't do tefillin, which is bullshit, just to make parents happy, like I did when Father still lived at home.
Our Rabbis taught: Beloved are Israel, for the Holy One, blessed be He, surrounded them with precepts: tefillin on their heads, tefillin on their arms, tzitzit [fringes] on their garments, and mezuzot on their doorposts.
As well, his uncle's gift to him of various Judaica, including a tallis, or prayer shawl, a daily prayer book, and a set of tefillin, two black leather boxes containing biblical texts on parchment, provided symbolic anchor points for a young boy very much at sea following his father's death.