Creating Hands-on Holiness in Everyday Life
Your children making tefillin
Taking a raw piece of parchment, each participant will cut, mold, fold, emboss and color it, creating his very own tefillin.
In addition to the “arts and crafts” aspect of the project, significant time is also allotted to text study: the students learned from the Rambam, the Shulchan Aruch and the Gemarah. These texts are used as the “instruction manual” for the fabrication of the Tefillin – each step is studied in the original text before proceeding to follow the “instructions”. This correlation brings the texts alive in a very exciting way that the children have never experienced before.