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How Judaism's Most Sacred Prayer Object Is Made With 3000-Year-Old Techniques


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How Judaism's Most Sacred Prayer Object Is Made With 3000-Year-Old Techniques

"One of the most sacred objects in Judaism is made of skin from a bull's neck. It’s called tefillin, and each black box contains scrolls that must be written by hand. Now demand for these prayer objects has soared since the latest war in Israel and Gaza that erupted on October 7th. Mostly from less religious Jews, including Israeli soldiers headed into battle. So, what does it say inside these little boxes? And why are so many people trying to get their hands on them?

00:00 - Intro 01:13 - How Parchment Is Made 01:48 - Why Scribes Can't Make Mistakes 05:33 - Shaping Leather Boxes Can Take Months 10:10 - Where Tefillin Comes From 12:15 - How A War Helped Popularize Tefillin 14:16 - Rabbi Kaplan's Safed Workshop 17:28 - Credits" from the video introduction


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