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Phylactery Funnies or Tefillin Test

posted by Brad Hirschfield

You gotta love this image which landed on my desk this morning, both because of how funny it is and how telling:
elal_ad.jpg
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.



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Miriam

posted January 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm


This ad has been all over the Israeli media…It actually starts with
‘WE KNOW HOW TO DEFUSE THIS BOMB’
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.
Miriam
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renah

posted January 31, 2010 at 10:18 am


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.



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Your Name

posted January 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm


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.



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Mr. X

posted January 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm


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.



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Michael

posted January 31, 2010 at 7:41 pm


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.



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posted July 7, 2010 at 2:37 am

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