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Alaska Airlines detains passengers over tefillin


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/alaska_airlines_detains_passengers_over_tefillin_20110314

An Alaska Airlines flight crew issued a security alert after three Mexican Orthodox Jews began praying with tefillin. The flight attendants, who were concerned by the prayers being said aloud in Hebrew and the unfamiliar boxes with leather straps hanging from them, locked down the cockpit and radioed a security alert ahead to Los Angeles International Airport.

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