One month before his bar mitzvah, Zachary put on tefillin for the first time. What are tefillin? Tefillin is a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah. Tefillin is worn by observant adult Jews during weekday morning prayers.
The arm-tefillah (or shel yad) is placed on the upper arm, and the strap wrapped around the arm, hand and fingers; while the head-tefillah (or shel rosh) is placed above the forehead. It is intended to fulfill the Torah’s instructions to keep as a “sign” and “remembrance” of the Exodus, signifying that God brought the children of Israel out of Ancient Egypt.
Dave threw candy at him, so he laughed!