Now we’ve seen it all… Tefillin Barbie

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Tefillin BarbieJust in time for Purim comes this item, yours for $95 plus tax, plus another $35 for the Sefer Torah. Truly unsure what to make of this, I called in my local expert on all things dolls and accessories: my eldest daughter.

“Is that supposed to be a boy or a girl?” she asked.

“A girl,” I told her.

“Then why is she wearing all the things men wear?”

Note the Steinsaltz Gemara in her right hand. See what happens when you let a girl learn Gemara?

My wife first noticed that the builder apparently has a set of Ritv”a from the Mossad HaRav. Then when she reached the last picture (of “Barbie leading Daf-Yomi shiur”) she was almost ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing) quite literally. Happy Purim, indeed!

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Nachum
8 years 5 months ago

I once dated a woman, not at all muscular, who has no problem doing hagba, or so she told me. I’m sure she smiles while doing it. I don’t think she wears tefillin, though, particularly not on Shabbat. :-)

Bob Miller
8 years 5 months ago

“The better question is how she can execute a perfect Hagbah, effortlessly, with a big smile, without any muscle, on a heavy Sefer Torah, with her Tefillin still wrapped around her hand!
Can anybody explain that to me?”

This involves dark forces from the Other Side.

Yisrael Moshe
8 years 5 months ago

A little more Purim fun:

“According to the picture provided by One who knows, she is wearing t’fillin and holding a siddur with her left hand, clear evidence of her being left handed. The T’fillin should be on the right hand…” – Rudy Wagner

I can explain that one. You see, the Shel Yad needs to be Keneged Halev. Now, since an Isha is an “Ezer Kenegdo”, then she must do the opposite of her husband. Since her husband (who is obviously left-handed) puts his Tefillin on his right arm, she must do the opposite and wrap her Tefillin on her left arm. Its Pushut.

The better question is how she can execute a perfect Hagbah, effortlessly, with a big smile, without any muscle, on a heavy Sefer Torah, with her Tefillin still wrapped around her hand!

Can anybody explain that to me?

Chag Purim Sameach.

Rudy Wagner
8 years 5 months ago

She wears t’fillin on the wrong arm!

According to the picture provided by One who knows, she is wearing t’fillin and holding a siddur with her left hand, clear evidence of her being left handed. The T’fillin should be on the right hand…

Proof: while your right hand is empty, would you pick up a siddur with your left hand bound with a rezuah (leather strap) and lift it above your head? No way!

Purim Sameach!

SM
8 years 5 months ago

It’s Purim – so this is obviously Ken. Problem solved (hic)!