Mezuzah Blog — tefillin
You can wear your Tefillin on El Al!
El Al decided to take advantage of all of the publicity from the recent Tefillin scare. They have published this ad in some newspapers. I was trying to think of a way to sell some pairs of Tefillin from this story, but it has alluded me. I am glad to see that El Al is on the ball though.
Tefillin Bring Down Airplane
This is a very interesting news story about a young man who decided to put on his Tefillin to do his morning prayers on an airplane. Apparently the passengers and crew didn't know what they are and got scared. Before 9/11 I used to put on Tefillin regularly on airplanes. Since then I do everything I can do get my prayers done before boarding the plane or after landing. Once or twice I have had no choice but to put Tefillin on on the plane. What I did was start a conversation with the passengers next to me and explain...
Mistake in Tefillin
In a post last week, I wrote about having Mezuzahs and Tefillin checked by computer. I wrote that nowadays, almost all things sold have undergone the computer check. Therefore, I wrote, it is quite rare to find an actual textual mistake these days. After I wrote that post, I checked a pair of Tefillin and found an extra letter. I thought I would share it with you. As you can see, the mistake is circled in red. There is a superfluous letter Yud at the beginning of the word "Shivat". It would be interesting to find out how this...