Boy’s Tallit Bag

20th century

Reddish brown velvet bag with gold fringe on lower border.  On the front a four inch Jewish Star is machine embroidered in gold thread and the Hebrew word “tefillin” (phylacteries).  The Star sits atop a floral and leaf spray embroidered with gold and silver thread.

  • Boy’s Tallit Bag
  • Boy’s Tallit Bag

Identifer: CJF.2009.001.221


Items on Display; Items for Daily Prayer

University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

Tefillin (Phylacteries) are two black leather boxes fastened to leather straps, containing four portions of the Pentateuch written on parchment (Exod. 13:1-16; Deut. 6:4-9; 11:13-21.  They are bound (“laid”) on the arm. They are laid by adult male Jews on weekdays but not on Sabbaths and festivals (customs differ as to the intermediate days of festivals).  Originally worn all day, they are now donned only during the morning prayer  (on Av 9, during the afternoon prayer).

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