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Engraved


   by Reb Gutman Locks   
     Engraved

  

     Why is there a four-armed shin on one side of the tefillin head piece? There is no other place in the entire Torah that such a letter can be found. Why is it there and nowhere else?

     The tefillin head piece is a reminder of the Tablets Hashem gave to Moshe on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments were engraved into the stone tablets. Engraved means that the letters were not just written on the surface of the stone but were carved into the stone itself.

     Look between the arms of the four-armed shin. If you look carefully at the empty space that is lower than the surface of the letter and do not look at the arms themselves, you will see a letter there. Do you see it?   

     The "engraved" space forms the shape of the letter shin.

     The Ten Commandments were engraved into the tablets to teach us that the Torah is embedded, eternal.

     Everything in the Torah comes for a good reason.

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