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phylacteries

(fĭlăk`tərēz) [Gr.,=safeguard], two small leather boxes worn during morning prayers by Orthodox and Conservative Jews after the age of 13 years and one day. Each box contains strips of parchment inscribed with verses from the Scriptures: Ex. 13.1–10; 13.11–16; Deut. 6.4–9; 11.13–21. One box is fastened to the forehead and the other to the left arm; they are intended to serve as a reminder of the constant presence of God and of the need to keep Him uppermost in one's thoughts and deeds, thereby safeguarding the wearer against committing a sin. They are not worn on the Sabbath or holy days, since these days are in themselves a reminder of God. Phylacteries are also called tephillin [Aramaic,=attachment].
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They do all their deeds to be seen by others; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long.
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The adoption by Habad of Jewish religious and other symbols--whether in terms of the application of public relations to its outreach work, to photographic imaging of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, or such symbols of prayer as the menorah at Chanuka, the laying of phylacteries (tephillin) by men in their daily prayers, and the lighting of Sabbath candles by women--makes a study of Chabad's visual culture timely and important.
(45) Greek and Jewish amulets (phylacteries), worn by adults (and children?), were designed to protect from a (new or old?) epilepsy.
He discusses how clothes and hair reflect tensions between particularism/tradition and modernity/acculturation and internecine debates over what is permissible, e.g., women's wearing of prayer shawls and tefillin (phylacteries).
(54) In Latin texts, there are two words commonly used for an amulet: one is phylacterium, a protective device (from which the term for Jewish phylacteries is devised); and the other is ligatura, a tie or knot.
But many of the women, Conservative and Reform Jews, routinely do read from the Torah as part of their prayer services and also regularly don ritual objects such as tallit and tefilin (phylacteries).
(13.) Phylacteries are small black leather boxes containing parchment inscribed with Torah verses, and phylactery straps (like those depicted) are used to strap the boxes to the upper arm and forehead of observant Jewish males during morning prayers.
Embroidered phylacteries didn't spare the Pharisees from denunciation by the Master.
Sacred lands: Jewish men wrapped in prayer shawls and phylacteries pray at Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea
He died, the last prince, amid poems, phylacteries, and foot binderies.
Arquette read his first Torah portion and went through the entirety of the ritual (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/11/article-2157758-138F5199000005DC-626_634x784.jpg) in an all-white outfit , y(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/11/article-2157758-138F51A2000005DC-508_634x478.jpg) armulke (cap) and talli t (prayer shawl), sporting phylacteries on his head and arm, (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jHiC1IQ2JBJhdpfvUVVUDy15kb-A?docId=7bb328c56c2f4991b30f5db1ebf80c7f) according to the Associated Press .