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The Glossa Ordinaria interprets this passage as a command to love God above all things and people, (46) and surely the phylacteries on Jesus' head at the end of Visit to the Sepulcher witness to just such a love of God, much as the cross testifies to a love of humanity.
When Gary Busch answered the door that evening in August, he was wearing a yarmulke, as always, as well as tefillin, or phylacteries, the small leather boxes the Orthodox bind around the arm and forehead during prayer.
He desires it greatly, having a most singular knowledge of Christ, whom he pictures wearing phylacteries, as Chagall saw him, a son of the synagogue, a pious Jew submitting to the Law, and who did not die, "because being human he was made, God," Elie Wiesel stands on the borders of the two testaments: he is of the race of John the Baptist.
The similarity of its contents to some of the phylacteries found at Qumran suggests that this was a text with a special use, perhaps a base text from which phylacteries were copied.
315, for example, Urad-Nanaya, the chief asu, sends the king a lotion and mentions other medications but also says he is sending some phylacteries for the king to put around his neck (according to Ritter's division of responsibilities, the asipu alone would have been responsible for phylacteries).
Nevertheless, we are part of the community [klal] no less than those who don phylacteries and wear ritual fringes.
do all their deeds to be seen by people; they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues .
They would have invited me up to the dais to say the blessings at the Torah-reading had I put on the phylacteries, but I didn't care to wind those straps.
The Gospel of Matthew (23:5) depicts Jesus as inveighing against "those who make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long.
Coats, prayer shawls, and phylacteries were strewn all over the floor.
How can such obsessive caution, putting on a separate set of phylacteries to obey each of four learned opinions, engender the brisk, promotional minimalism that accepts every quantum of mitzvah for itself?
I explained that tefillin were phylacteries made of small leather boxes with holy text inside and leather straps wrapped around the left arm.