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Praying with Compassion: Time for Vegan Tefillin!

By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

June 24, 2012 | 1:29 am

Tefillin (also known as phylacteries) are a set of small black leather boxes which contain scrolls of parchment with verses from the Torah written on them. They are worn by observant Jews during weekday morning prayers.

Could we create vegan tefillin? By vegan tefillin, I do not, of course, mean tefillin made from corn. That would not fulfill the holy mitzvah. But could we ensure that our Jewish ritual... read on

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