Tefillin scroll

(Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
The parchment strip with the prayer text for tefillin.
The text in Hebrew #1
The text in Hebrew #2
The text in Hebrew #3
The text in Hebrew #4
The parchment strip with four rows of the text of the first passage of the prayer "Shema" in Hebrew for embedding into the box ("bayit") of tefillin.
Museum / institution
Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
ЖКМ КП 3408/2 ІД 6596
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Found in the demolished building in the city of Zhytomyr in 1987.
Production period
manuscript, handicraft
Technique, comment
Text is written by sofer with indelible black ink on the parchment made of skin of kosher animal.
Religious holiday / lifecycle
for religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
Putting of tefillin on the head and on the left arm is the most important commandment from the Torah that Jewish men are required to perform on weekdays in the daytime with the corresponding blessing.
the beginning of XVIII - end of XVIII
parchment, ink
Dimensions, cm
width: 4.00, length: 26.00
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
Yellowing, splotches, folds of the parchment.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
in storage