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Tefillin, or phylacteries, are traditionally worn by observant Jewish men during prayers. They are made up of small boxes containing small scrolls with scriptural text. Arm-tefillin are worn with the leather straps wrapped around the hands and arms. Head-tefillin are placed above the forehead.

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Wolf Family Tefillin Set (embroidered bag), Leo Baeck Institute, 2012.072.