IDF engineers designed a device that enables amputees to lay tefillin independently.
“First I had to learn how to put on tefillin,” said one of the MILBAT (Israel Center for Technology and Accessibility) workers. “It took me months to put together this device.”
Since then it has been a real boon to many IDF veterans and other amputees. One of the engineers movingly related the gratification his work brings. “The mother of a boy who was seriously injured in a car accident right before his bar mitzvah tells me again and again, ‘You saved my son. If it weren’t for you, my son wouldn’t have been able to stand up at his bar mitzvah in the synagogue and lay tefillin.'”