Laying tefillin always felt like one step too far for me. An act of submission at a time when I thought of myself more as a rebel.
When buying tefillin at a traditional Judaica stores becomes uncomfortable for women and LGBTQ+ Jews, these resources are here to help.
There is nothing more admirable in this world than the desire to get close to God. However, one must also recognize the power of that desire.
A new YouTube series teaches women and non-binary people how to use the ritual objects that have long been seen as exclusively male.
He was known as the magician of Bennett Avenue.
— Police in New York arrested a Jewish man they say tricked at least two Jewish boys into a conversation that was inappropriate with notes in their tefillin bags. Menachem Tyk, 59, from the heavily Orthodox Borough Park park section of Brooklyn, was arraigned Thursday on charges of reckless endangerment and harassment. He allegedly put…
If at first you don’t succeed — wrap, wrap again.
A Jewish man’s bag that included a valuable set of tefillin, a pair of ritual boxes containing small scrolls, was stolen in a Brooklyn subway station.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) –A burglar targeted the Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at the University of Southern California, making off with three sets of tefillin, two computers, a video projector and other valuables. The burglar, whose image was caught on a security camera, entered the Chabad house, located near the USC campus in central Los…
I’ve prayed with a tallit for so long that it should be entirely second nature for me — yet at times I feel uncomfortable wearing it.