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T’fillin

Two black leather boxes containing the words of the Shema, Judaism’s most central prayer, which are bound to one’s head and arms with leather straps. This fulfills the mitzvah in the Torah commandment to bind God’s words “as a sign on your hand and let them serve as a symbol on your forehead.”

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