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A set of Tefillin.jpg
A set o tefillin includes the airm-tefillah (caur)
an the heid-tefillah
Halakhic texts relatin tae this airticle
Mishnah:Menachot 3:7
Babylonian Talmud:
  • Zevchim 37b
  • Sanhedrin 4b
  • Menachot 34b
  • Kiddushin 36a
Mishneh Torah:Tefillin, Mezuzah, veSefer Torah ch 5-6
Shulchan Aruch:Orach Chayim 25-48

Tefillin (Israeli Ebreu: [tfiˈlin], תפילין), an aa cried phylacteries (frae Ancient Greek φυλακτήριον phylacterion, form o phylássein, φυλάσσειν meanin "tae gaird, pertect"), are a set o smaw black laither boxes conteenin scrowes o pairchment inscrived wi verses frae the Torah. Thay are worn bi observant adult Jews in weekday morn prayers; historically an tradeetionally, this is a male obligation, an sicweys, anerly males within Orthodox Judaism perform this mitzvah, or commandment.