January 21, 2010
Jewish teen’s tefillin sets off bomb scare, diverting US Airways flight [VIDEO]
Apparently there’s only room for one black box per airplane.
From NY Daily News:
A Jewish prayer box worn by a teen passenger caused a Thursday morning furor on a flight from LaGuardia Airport, forcing an emergency landing in Philadelphia, authorities said.
The mix-up involved the 17-year-old boy’s tefillin, a black box filled with Biblical verses and tied with leather straps to his head, said Philadelphia police Lt. Frank Vanore.
What are Tefillin?