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Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Takes Tefillin 2 Da Streets

Wrapping tefillin is one of the odder Jewish traditions.  Between the box on the forehead and the the vaguely menacing straps running up the arm, those unfamiliar to the tradition can be left extremely confused when it comes to phylacteries.  … Read More

By / January 30, 2009

Wrapping tefillin is one of the odder Jewish traditions.  Between the box on the forehead and the the vaguely menacing straps running up the arm, those unfamiliar to the tradition can be left extremely confused when it comes to phylacteries.  (By the way, is there a dirtier sounding word in Judaism than "phylacteries"?)

Anyway, luckily for the misinformed and the confused, the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs has produced a rap, or "wrap," if you will, about tefillin — complete with a catchy chorus, hot midwestern accents, and even (spoiler!) a sentimental reprise at the end.  It’s fun and educational, and here it is: