Tefillin, its greatness
is not the easiest thing to make a commitment to wearing
Tefillin every day but its rewards are truly worthwhile.
When you wear Tefillin, you are saying, "this day that Hashem
comes first", fear of Hashem is important to you, and that
you have emunah, faith in Him.
When you put on the Tefillin, it is as if you performed all
the commandments of the Torah. That's right, so for just
5minutes a day, you can fulfill the entire Torah. The
Talmudists teach us that even Hashem has a pair of Tefillin
he puts on, figuratively speaking. Therefore, there must be
tremendous light in this mitzvah.
The Sages also teach us that if while wearing Tefillin,
someone makes fun of you, it is one of the greatest things
you have done and your reward is a full one. It must be then
that this mitzvah truly shows a person's commitment to
Hashem and the Torah. If a person did any of the 613 mitzvos
of the Torah for 5minutes a day, would they compare to this
mitzvah in the idea of true kiddush Hashem, sanctification
of Hashem's name?
Here a person is taking cow hide and putting it on their arm
and head in the form of a little box. Then using straps and
tying themselves with it, in the end making interesting
shapes around their fingers. Doesn't this sound crazy?
Doesn't this sound like true dedication and love of Hashem?
So great, mamish so sweet a mitzvah!