World Wide Wrap Day in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 3rd February, 2019. Women of the Wall, an organization famous for fighting for women’s prayer rights at the Western Wall, runs a tefillin, or phylacteries, wrap stand for women in Jerusalem's down town on World Wide Wrap Day. Municipal approval for the move was received after repeated appeals over several months. Tefillin, two small black boxes containing parchment with verses from the Hebrew Bible are wound around the head and the arm with black leather straps and are considered a commandment in Orthodox Judaism. As such they are traditionally men’s domain only.