Phylacteries: Beyond the Laws

A person who comes into money without effort should use some of it for a Mitzvah, such as acquiring a Torah or writing Tefillin, so that he will be able to retain the rest: Eruvin 64a-b
The term "Yekar [Honor]" refers to the Mitzvah of Phylacteries: Megillah 16b
"Length of Days" as the reward for Phylacteries: Menachot 44a-b
Because the Jews have not martyred themselves for the Mitzvah of Phylacteries, it has not remained strong with their descendants: Shabbat 130a
Phylacteries are considered an "Ot", a Sign Between HaShem and Yisrael: Shabbat 132a
The Mitzvah of Phylacteries, as one of those for which the Jews merited entry into Israel: Kiddushin 37b
The Jews are beloved to Gd, in having the Mitzvos of Phylacteries, Tzitzit-Fringes and Doorpost Scrolls surrounding them: Menachot 43b
Being surrounded by the Mitzvot of Phylacteries, Tzitzit-Fringes and Doorpost Scrolls guarantees protection against Sinning: Menachot 43b
The sight of the Head-Phylacteries will strike awe into the enemies of the Jews: Megillah 16b
The Story of Elisha Ba'al Kenafayim: Shabbat 130a
Phylacteries are a Sign of the link between HaShem and the Jews: Shabbat 132a
Phylacteries are "Pe'air [Glory]": Berachot 11a, 16a; Succah 25b; Ketuvot 6b; Moed Katan 15a
Phylacteries are considered "Oz [Strength]" protecting the Jews: Berachot 6a
HaShem puts one who doesn't wear Phylacteries in ex-communication: Pesachim 113b
One who doesn't wear phylacteries is one who sins carelessly [see Ramban to Chullin 5b to explain the term "poshei yisrael b'gufan"]: Rosh HaShanah 17a
Michal, the daughter of King Saul wearing phylacteries, and the sages' reaction: Eruvin 96a-b

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