Tefillin

(Volodymyr-Volynsk Historical Museum)
Tefillin shel yad ("arm-tefillin")
Tefillin #1
Tefillin consists of a little black wooden box of cubic form ("bayit") painted in black and covered with the leather of kosher animal on a flat base. Through the base of the box a long strap - retsua is stretched.
Museum / institution
Volodymyr-Volynsk Historical Museum
Inventory number in the institution
№ НДФ - 1957/1
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Transferred to the museum collection by Borys Viktorovych Olos from the city of Khust in the Zakarpattia region in 2012.
Production period
CE
Technique
manuscript, 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
for 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.
Era
the beginning of XIX - end of XIX
Materials
wood, parchment, leather
Dimensions, cm
width: 3.00, height: 3.00, length: 3.00
Preservation condition
bad
Restoration
Requires immediate restoration.
Current location
in storage