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🕐 11-17-11 10:07 AMhagel posted Click to view details
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Photo by: donuss
great composition
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🕐 08-19-11 10:24 AMhagel posted Click to view details
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Photo by: hagel
Thanks jeocan and redskeeter
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🕐 06-30-11 8:53 AMhagel posted Click to view details
Heidelberg, bridge above Neckar river
Photo by: joecan
very nice picture from the old bridge.
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🕐 06-29-11 11:57 AMhagel posted Click to view details
Romantic castle parc
Photo by: z-enthusiast
Very nice picture, I like this romantic shots :)
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🕐 06-24-11 2:58 AMhagel posted Click to view details
Bass
Photo by: donuss
a great series, which comes over very strongly in black ans white
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🕐 06-17-11 5:15 AMhagel posted Click to view details
feather
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where did you find the blue feather - excellent
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🕐 06-17-11 4:53 AMhagel posted Click to view details
Sephardische Synagoge Berlin #4
Photo by: hagel
Hi chriseeo,

thank you for your kindly comment. Let me try to give a short anwer on your question (some people wrote whole books on this issue):

The man on the picture is wearing a tallit (prayer shawl with four fringes at the edges) and teffilin (philacteries) on his left arm and on his head. Jewish men are obliged to wear tallit and teffilin together during the morning prayer (schacharit) on weekdays.

The tallit with the fringes is worn so that one remembers to keep G'ds laws and to strive for holiness in this way.

The teffilin for the left arm and for the head consists of leather straps, where two small boxes are attached. The boxes contain pieces of parchment with biblical passages (Exodus 13,9 and 13,16; Deuteronomium 6,8 and 11,18). There is written, that Jews should attache a sign (symbol) on their hands and between their eyes in order to obey G'ds commandments and to remember, that He has freed them from slavery in Egypt and has led them into the holy land.