The meaning of the word Tefillin

What is the meaning behind the word Tefillin?

The word Tefillin comes from the word Pelila/Testimony, as the Tefillin are a testimony that the Divine presence dwells upon us.[1] Alternatively, the term Tefillin comes from the word Haflah which means unique, as the Jewish people are unique from amongst the nations.[2]


[1] Tur 25

[2] Beis David 20; Ashel Avraham Openheimer

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