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Tefillin for the Hand, circa 1955

Identifier: B215.01.0001.00004


A tefillin (phylactery) for the hand consisting of a black leather box with a brown leather strap. The top of the tefillin box has one section in Hebrew that designates that it is ''shel yad'' (for the hand). These leather boxes are those which Jewish men from the age of 13 bind with leather straps onto their left arm (unless they are left-handed, in which case they bind it onto their right arm) during the morning prayers; the leather box contains parchments on which are written the four sections of the Torah in which they are mentioned: ''And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand and for a remembrance between your eyes'' (Exodus 13:9, and with slight variations in Exodus 13:16, Deuteronomy 6:8 and 11:18). Originally belonged to Ostrover Shul (Synagogue).


  • circa 1955

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1 Items (Tefillin)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Religious items from the Ostrover Beth Jacob Synagogue material objects include: (3) tefillin for the head;(2) tefillin for the hand; (1) tefillin scroll; (1) burgandy tefillin bag; (1) maroon tallit bag.: .

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair Leather

Condition Report

Sticthing all gone, leather cracked, paint wearing off. (BLS, 2010-11-24)


Originally belonged to Ostrover Shul (Synagogue).


Title supplied by archivist.


Repository Details

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