(Mykolaiv Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Tefillin shel yad ("arm-tefillin")
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Tefillin shel yad consists of a small black leather box ("bayit") of cubic form on a flat basis through which the leather straps - retsuot that serve for fixing of tefillin on the arm are stretched. The box and straps as well as the parchment with the fragment of the text of Jewish prayer that is enclosed in a single compartment within a bayit, are made of the skin of the kosher animal.
Museum / institution
Mykolaiv Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
КП 62768 - Т-4406
Author, place of production
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Transferred from synagogue by Shalom Gottlieb - the Chief Rabbi of the city of Mykolaiv and Mykolaiv region for the new exhibition of regional museum.
Production period
manuscript, handicraft, needlework
Technique, comment
Inside the box there are four passages from the Torah, namely the prayer "Shema Yisrael" in Hebrew written on parchment made of kosher animal skin with indelible black ink.
Religious holiday / lifecycle
daily religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
Jewish men wear tefillin with the special blessing during morning prayer every day except sabbath and holidays. Especially pious Hasidim are in tefillin all day long until they are studying Torah. At first tefillin shel yad is worn on the left arm and then tefillin shel rosh is placed on the head. Wearing of tefillin on the left arm points to the complete subordination of all thoughts and desires of the heart to the will of Almighty.
the beginning of XX - middle of XX
wood, thread, leather
Dimensions, cm
width: 5.20, height: 6.50, length: 8.00
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
Parchment dried out, total splotches, scrapes, the box for bayit storage is missing.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
on display
Since when displayed (year and month, the name of the exhibition or exposure)
з 2012 року