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  • Alaska Airlines detains passengers over tefillin

    March 14, 2011 | 10:16 am

    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...

  • Tefillin cause bomb scare on New Zealand ferry

    December 13, 2010 | 10:38 am

    An Israeli putting on tefillin set off a bomb scare on a New Zealand ferry.

    The captain of the interisland ferry, who believed the boxes and leather straps looked like a bomb, reported his concerns to police during Sunday’s voyage between Wellington and Picton, New Zealand’s two...