Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors

Phylactery Funnies or Tefillin Test

You gotta love this image which landed on my desk this morning, both because of how funny it is and how telling:
While it’s true that no one will get thrown off an El Al Israel Airlines flight because someone thinks their tefillin is bomb, those who wear tefillin often gather for davening (prayer) in the aisles of the plane, annoying other passengers and complicating the flight attendants’ work. That’s family — everything is known and we all take advantage of that fact!
By the way, the Hebrew in the ad translates to “where you are most at home”. So, as much as El Al and the staff may hate the annoying prayer habits of some of their passengers, they also see it as a commercial advantage. Like I said, you gotta love it.

  • Miriam

    This ad has been all over the Israeli media…It actually starts with
    I read in the Hamodia this past Shabbat that the FBI, the airlines and Agudah are working with pilots and stewardess and teaching what Tefillin are. The FBI has asked and the rabbis agree, if you are going to put on Tefillin during a flight, tell the stewardess before the flight takes off and if necessary show them to the the staff.

  • renah

    Sadly, my husband passed away suddenly just a month ago. One of the things I miss the most is the ability for us to share information like this and have a good laugh together. When I heard the report of the tefillin sighting on the airliner I thought of him immediately. We would have enjoyed such a good laugh over the incident. We think that in America everybody knows everything about all our religions. this is such an open society. I guess we all still have a lot to learn.

  • Your Name

    Innocent looking people with tefillin on may not be so innocent. Terrorists are always looking for new ways to kill people. Dressing up as an Orthodox Jew with tefillin, might get them the free pass they seek to board an el al flight, or other air line. Everyone and everything should be suspect unless proven otherwise. Unfortunately, that is now how our society has to live. Thank you, radical Muslims, a society which celebrates death.

  • Mr. X

    We all know that this was to show parady between the treatment of Jews and Muslims. teh phrase traveling while muslim is now “traveling while Jewish.” It only services to pacify the liberals, fail to make the public safer, and it increases our exposure. Its all over.

  • Michael

    Your Name is correct. There were homicidial terrorists a.k.a. suicide bombers, that dressed up as Orthodox Jews and detonated themselves on buses in Israel, Jerusalem in particular. They loaded themselves up with shrapnel of bolts, nails, ect. to maximize damage and long suffering death.

  • dengxixian
Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!
Thank you for visiting Windows and Doors. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Truths You Can Use Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!   ...

posted 1:28:03pm Aug. 02, 2012 | read full post »

Apple's "Jew or Not Jew" App -- Should It Be Legal?
An Apple application that let users guess which French politicians or celebrities are Jewish was pulled from France's App Store. but its American equivalent is still available. French activist groups said the "Jew or Not Jew?" app violated ...

posted 1:18:48am Sep. 18, 2011 | read full post »

Is God A Christian?
R. Kirby Godsey’s new book, Is God A Christian?, challenges what the author describes as the commonly held belief among many religious people that the God in whom they believe is “one of them”.  People, Mr. Kirby observes, too often ...

posted 11:59:56am Sep. 12, 2011 | read full post »

Remembering 9/11 - Part One
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 brings up many emotions and presents some very real challenges, among them how to remember the past without being imprisoned by it.  This video, filmed at St. Paul's, the church closest to the World Trade Center ...

posted 2:40:58pm Sep. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Gilad Shalit, Still A Prisoner After 1,900 Days
Below is a copy of the Statement I got from the White House, and while I appreciate the words, I can't help but also ask, "Is this the best we can do?"  United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy 799 ...

posted 9:04:17am Sep. 08, 2011 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.