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After tefillin flight flap, Orthodox group calls for training

NEW YORK (JTA) — An Orthodox group is calling for better training after a commercial flight was diverted when a passenger’s tefillin were mistaken for a bomb.  Tefillin are biblical in origin, and are commanded within the context of several laws outlining a Jew’s relationship to God.  Tefillin vary in quality, the way they are made, and in [...]

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