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n. - (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures

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  • The wearing of the tefillin is obligatory on all males over thirteen years of age (the age of confirmation).
  • The secular Zionists who wouldn’t know tefillin from a Mezuzah?
  • Phylacteries - called tefillin in Hebrew - are two small boxes, usually made of black leather, with straps attached to them.
  • The flight crew became concerned when the teen began a prayer ritual in which a set of boxes, called tefillin, are strapped to the head and arm before praying.
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