Film Inspires 4 Jews in Arab Countries to Request Tefillin

Four Jews living in Arab countries have reached out to request Tefillin, thanks to an Arabic-language film on how to fulfill the mitzvah of Tefillin, produced by Chabad’s Yahaduton Channel.

Four Jews living in Arab countries have turned to Yad L’Achim requesting Tefillin, thanks to outreach efforts by the organization’s Roots Department. These efforts include the distribution of an Arabic-language film on how to fulfill the mitzvah of Tefillin, produced together with Chabad’s Yahaduton Channel.

The organization provides Jews in Arab lands and those living in Arab villages in Yehudah and Shomron who were born to Jewish mothers and Arab fathers with religious assistance of all kinds, including a steady stream of Torah classes over the phone, and more.

As part of its efforts to bring Jews in Arab settings back to Yiddishkeit, they have has produced unique educational films on the holidays – Pesach, Sukkos, Chanuka and Purim – and on how to make blessings. The latest effort was a film detailing the mitzvah of Tefillin.

The organization has experience sending sacred items to Jews in Arab countries. In the past, it sent Tefillin to Jews in Iraq, as well as mezuzos and sacred texts like Megillas Esther and Pesach Haggados, and even matzos and the four species. The Roots Department is sending Tefillin to the four who requested them by way of a third country that has diplomatic relations with those countries.

The films have been enthusiastically received by Jews living in enemy states. “I thank you for the amazing film on Tefillin,” said one person. “Please produce more such films on Tefillas Mincha, and the Tefillah we say when waking up and on Netillas Yadayim.”

A leading official spoke of the importance of the film on Tefillin. “Besides the fact that this is one of the most important mitzvos, it provides protection for Jews in distress and captivity. As our Sages teach: ‘And all the nations of the land will see that the name of Hashem is called upon you and will fear you.’ This film has already sparked a wave of interest among Jews who now understand the importance of the mitzvah of Tefillin and are eager to fulfill it.

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