Definition of tefillin in English:

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Pronunciation: /tiːˈfɪliːn/

plural noun

Collective term for Jewish phylacteries.
Example sentences
  • Still, one may never make use of a printed Torah, tefillin, or mezuzah for sacred purpose.
  • The first cut is done at the front of the head, at the spot where the boy will later place his tefillin upon becoming Bar Mitzvah.
  • While the Torah mentions tefillin, but gives no details, everyone throughout history has had the same black boxes, leather straps and identical parchments inside.


From Aramaic těpillīn 'prayers'.

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