Is it just a Jewish tradition to pray with tefillin daily (no tefillin required on Shabbat and high Holidays). Does it say in the Torah that we must wear it while doing the morning prayers?
Nowhere in Torah does it say that you must wear Tefillin to pray, not in the morning, not anytime. Tefillin are a rabbinical interpretation of Devarim 6:8-10. They were in common uses during Yeshua’s time and it is presumed that He used them. Wearing tefillin for morning prayer is a rabbinical tradition. I happen to think it is a good one, because of the symbolism of binding the word of God on your hand, close to your heart. It is a reminder to use your hands for the work of God and being on the left hand close to the heart is a reminder to keep the word of God always on your heart. The tefillin on your head reminds you to think the thoughts of God all day. HaShem gives us many such reminders throughout Torah. Blessings Rabbi Ya’acov Farber As you have enjoyed our website, and received an answer to your question, please support this ministry, click at this link http://www.cmy.on.ca/Teaching/D’var/anote.htm and make a donation.