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Placing Tefillin

Tefillin are put on the arm which is non dominant arm. Unwrap the hand tefillin (tefillin shel yad) and loosely place the box on the bicep loosely, with the knot facing inwards.

Recite the blessing: Baruch ata adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher kidshanu b'mitzvotav, v'tzivanu l'haniach tefillin.
(Praised are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has made us special through His commandments, and commanded us to wrap the tefillin.)

Tighten the tefillin at the knot, with one wind above the elbow, then wrap 7 times between the elbow and wrist (there are different customs as to whether one wraps towards or away from the body--either way fufills the mitzvah).

Then wrap once just below the wrist and hold it there as you put on the head tefillin (tefillin shel rosh). Placed the knot at the middle of the back of the neck.

Recite the second blessing: Baruch ata adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher kidshanu b'mitzvotav, v'tzivanu al mitzvat tefillin.
(Praised are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has made us special through His commandments, and commanded us regarding tefillin.)

Adjust the from of the head tefillin so that the box is at the hairline (or where hairline used to be!) and directly upwards from center brow between the eyes.

Wrap the hand tefillin once from the wrist to the point between the thumb and index finger, then three times around the middle finger (to create what looks like the letter dalet), then once going back down from there to the point between the thumb and index finger, and several times around the entire hand.

It is custom to recite from Hosea while wrapping around the middle finger: V'erastich li l'olam; v'erastich li b'tzedek u-v'mishpat u-v'chesed u-v'rachamim; v'erastich li b'emunah; v'yadat et adonai.
(And I will betroth you to myself forever; and I will betroth you to myself in righteousness and in justice, in kindness and in mercy; and I will betroth you to myself in faithfulness, and you will know God.}


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