The Tefillin mirror
2002, sterling silver
Height 4.5x4.5 cm
Signed by the artist
It is customary to wear tefillin every morning except for the Sabbath and holidays.
Tefillin (phylacteries) are strips of parchment inscribed with a verse from Exodus 13
and Deuteronomy 6 enclosed in a black, calf-skin case and fastened by thongs to
the forehead, arm, and hand.
“You shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets
between your eyes” (Deuteronomy 6:8).
In his quest to facilitate the complete fulfillment of this commandment, the artist
has created a special mirror so that when the tefillin are placed between the eyes,
one can ensure that their position is correct. The mirror is housed in a sterling
silver frame with the words from Deuteronomy. A leather pouch protects the
Each work is signed by the artist.