In this 4 minute long instructional video, Rabbi Steven Exler provides a step-by-step guide to putting on tefillin, or phylacteries, which are worn during the weekday morning prayer services. According to Orthodox tradition, the tefillin should be worn by Jewish men from the time they reach Bar Mitzvah, while other streams of Judaism also encourage Jewish women to partake in this ritual. The video is accompanied by a detailed guide with written instructions and pictures, including the Hebrew, English and transliterated texts of the blessings. Rabbi Steven Exler is the Senior Rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale – The Bayit, a large open Orthodox synagogue in the Bronx. These resources are from MyJewishLearning, a website that empowers Jewish discovery for people of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.
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