Rabbeinu Tam

Alternative Spellings

Rabeinu Tam's tfillin, Rabbeinu Tam's tefillin, Rabeinu Tam's tefillin, Rabbeinu Tam's tfillin, Rabeinu Tam

Definitions

  • a second pair of tefillin worn by some Orthodox and Chasidic men, especially Chabad

Example Sentences

  • "I messed up today. I put the Rabbeinu Tam in the Rashi bag."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

רבינו תם Rabbeinu Tam 'our Rabbi Tam'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The standard pair of tefillin is known as Rashi's tefillin.

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