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New York - Tefillin Bomb Scare Teen, Family Appear On Zev Brenner Radio Show [Audio Replay]

Published on: January 23, 2010 09:18 PM
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Calev and sister daliae arrive at the airport in Louisville, KentuckyNew York - 17 Year old, MTA Yeshiva University High School for Boys student, Calev Liebowitz who was taken off a Kentucky bound plane and put in handcuffs for wearing Tefillin during the flight and his 16 year old sister also handcuffed by Federal agents will share the details of their ordeal on TALKLINE WITH ZEV BRENNER, tonight Motzi Shabbas January 24th at 12:00 AM midnight on WMCA 570 AM and online at talklinecommunications.com 

The teenagers parents, Glen and Amy Liebowitz,  in a Talkline exclusive, will speak for the record on their reactions to have their children cuffed on the recent flight of their children to visit their Grandmother

The interview was arranged with the help of VIN News.

**UPDATE** Sunday Jan 24 8:30 AM
Replay of the show click here 



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 Jan 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM wow Says:

Cool! Keep it up VIN!

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 Jan 23, 2010 at 11:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 12:00 AM iber chochom Says:

The kid only did it because the flight was out of laguardia not some thrid world country. get with the program.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 12:06 AM hero? Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

your a classic frum person. where does anyone say anything of him being a hero. if u think going on zev brenners radio show at midnight on a mot shabbos makes u a hero then il book myself for next week. shouldnt be to hard. he and his family are simply trying to tell their side of the story to people like u and me who think yes this kid used poor judgement in putting on tefilin on a domestic flight especially when it seems he could have easily put them on in the airport. maybe it was a stunt. who knows. maybe he made a bet with his friends to see what would happens if he does it. i dont think any explanation they will say will be valid but maybe ill be proved wrong. i mean what was this kid thinking? hes lucky no one tackled him to the ground like they did to the nigerian nut. i mean they could could look like wires attached to boxes to an untrained eye which is what obviously happened.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 12:40 AM They Should Sue Says:

These kids were handcuffed and the girl was yelled at to get down on her knees while she was crying and scared and handcuffed and the airlines didn't appologize!

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 12:42 AM Anonymous Says:

what about puttig on tefillin around women on planes who are not dressed k'halacha? Yotza sechoro behefsedo.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 12:43 AM Anonymous Says:

thousands of jews put on tefillin in plane every year.
its a misunderstanding and tsa and fbi and airline should apologize to this kid who was probably quite freaked out by the experience.
16 yr old frum girl to be put in cuffs?
why were either of them cuffed?
fbi and tsa major schkutzim

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 01:16 AM Anonymous Says:

From this story you could see again how there is NO COMMUNICATION within the agency's as if they would have communicate tsa & fbi & ... someone would for sure know what these boxs are and they still claim there providing us safety

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 01:31 AM Anonymous Says:

Get a lawyer and sue. Next time opening up a book could and should arose suspicion. I am sure it is not the first person putting on TAFFILIN on this airline. To cuff them was ridiculous.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 01:45 AM RACIAL PROFILE!! Says:

yeah dont bother profiling the bhaymos that need to be profiled since they are the ones to do the damage but hound on a 17yo putting on tfilin.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 02:34 AM Anonymous Says:

maybe he was running late and had no time to put on teffilin before the flight you dont know what happened so dont judge him

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 05:45 AM sceptic Says:

There is something funny about this story. New York is the greatest kibbutz of frum yidden in the world. On any day probably more frum yidden go through La Guardia and JFK than any other airport in the world, including Tel Aviv. It is inconceivable that there weren't at least 10 people and one crew member on board who knew what teffilin are. I suggest we wait a bit until we have more details before passing judgement. What do the TSA, the FBI and the actual crew members concerned say?

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 05:58 AM Private Pilot that puts on tefilin daily Says:

The pilots of these aircraft are just out of school versus the pilots who fly internationally have seen Jewish men put on tefilin.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 06:35 AM common sense Says:

Flying on an airliner today is not the same as before 9/11 everyone knows that. To be ignorant and start davening while peoples nerves are on edge about what happened a few weeks ago is not being considered towards other people who don't know about davening and tefilin. Pick a flight that you don't have to daven on or daven in the airport. Yes 10 or 15 we all davened on planes. When I was a kid you could smoke on a plane too. Times change and when it comes to davening we have to use common sense. We cannot take everything we used to do for granted anymore. Put yourself in other peoples shoes and see how you would react if someone starts doing some voodoo on a plane and you have know idea what he is doing. Most of us in today's environment would wonder what is going on.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 07:27 AM Anonymous Says:

There are Jews living in NY who've never heard of tefillin. Not everyone lives in our insular world. How much do you know about Buddism? After what happened on the flight to Detroit, better to be safe than dead

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 09:02 AM ShatzMatz Says:

Although I am sorry for the ordeal these kids endured, I am still glad the flight attendants acted first and asked questions later. That is exactly how I want them to act when it comes to safety.

In light of todays atmosphere, perhaps we should rething the prudence of putting on tfillin or airplanes.

The Agudah wants the TSA and Airlines to train all their staff about orthidox jewish practices. I am assuming that the Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, rastifarians and Breslovers would want the same for their practices. Now, when anything suspicious happens, the poor crew member would have to wrack their brains before taking action. That is nuts. It is much easier for us to adapt our behaviour than to upend the whole system.

Besides, if special consideration is given for tfiilin, that all a terrorist has to do is dress like a chusid and bring a pair of tfillin with a bomb seald inside. The straps could be the fuse. As a matter-of-fact Yussuf Khattab would be able to pull this off no problem.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 09:38 AM Moshe Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

Sorry when i take a day trip to the west coast i have choice to daven without tefilin or to put on tefilin on the plane while davening

Poor judgement would be to daven without TEFILIN, because it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes


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 Jan 24, 2010 at 11:31 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

Excuse me, but why is it poor judgment to put on tefilin on an airplane? Is tefilin something new in 2010? Because this stupid stewardess was unaware and uninformed? She took off on a flight from New York, a heavily populated Jewish community. Would she not know that muslims wear head coverings and carry prayer rugs? Give me a break she was an ignoramus. She should have consulted or even asked one of the other stewards or even the captain before she panicked and caused such a commotion. As a matter of fact that should be part of their training knowing and understanding other cultures.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
ShatzMatz Says:

Although I am sorry for the ordeal these kids endured, I am still glad the flight attendants acted first and asked questions later. That is exactly how I want them to act when it comes to safety.

In light of todays atmosphere, perhaps we should rething the prudence of putting on tfillin or airplanes.

The Agudah wants the TSA and Airlines to train all their staff about orthidox jewish practices. I am assuming that the Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, rastifarians and Breslovers would want the same for their practices. Now, when anything suspicious happens, the poor crew member would have to wrack their brains before taking action. That is nuts. It is much easier for us to adapt our behaviour than to upend the whole system.

Besides, if special consideration is given for tfiilin, that all a terrorist has to do is dress like a chusid and bring a pair of tfillin with a bomb seald inside. The straps could be the fuse. As a matter-of-fact Yussuf Khattab would be able to pull this off no problem.

Firstly, the tefilin go through security and x-ray scanning so no one is hiding bombs in them. Secondly since when is Breslov not considered part of orthodox Judaism???????????? Please stop showing your own ignorance.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
common sense Says:

Flying on an airliner today is not the same as before 9/11 everyone knows that. To be ignorant and start davening while peoples nerves are on edge about what happened a few weeks ago is not being considered towards other people who don't know about davening and tefilin. Pick a flight that you don't have to daven on or daven in the airport. Yes 10 or 15 we all davened on planes. When I was a kid you could smoke on a plane too. Times change and when it comes to davening we have to use common sense. We cannot take everything we used to do for granted anymore. Put yourself in other peoples shoes and see how you would react if someone starts doing some voodoo on a plane and you have know idea what he is doing. Most of us in today's environment would wonder what is going on.

Please stop being so insular. People know that muslims pray 5 times a day but don't know that Jews pray 3 times a day? Well then we are not doing enough PR. No we should not stop praying 3 times a day whether we are on a plane or not. We should do it more publicly. It is not our job NOT TO PRAY in public or to be careful NOT TO put on tefillin. It is the job of the Airlines to train their staff properly. And if other passengers have a question, the staff should be prepared to answer any and all questions, or have no problem going over to ask a question and receive a polite reply.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 11:50 AM zev listener Says:

listen to zev's interview he asked why did they let the boy keep the tefillin for a nother 20-30 minutes until the plane landed. if the tefillin would have been a risk and god forbid they were a bomb by the time the plane would land it would be to late. if she felt the tefillin were dangerous she should have takem them away from the kid and make sure he stays in his seat. so don't go blaming the kid or adults if tefillin should be used on the planes or not. the flight attendents should be taught some common sense.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 11:58 AM Frequent Flyer Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

maybe he was running late and had no time to put on teffilin before the flight you dont know what happened so dont judge him

There was no time. If you have to be at the airport 90-120 minutes before departure and they board about 30 mins before, with sunrise being as late as it is, it makes perfect sense not to put on tfilin before.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM Liberalism is a Disease! Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

maybe he was running late and had no time to put on teffilin before the flight you dont know what happened so dont judge him

The problem here is that airlines as well as TSA were told what tfilin were and what to expect. The wet behind the ears flight attendant as well as the Alphabet Soup of agencies that responded to the call, didnt pay attention to their own briefs.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 01:24 PM Anonymous Says:

I have been rather surprised by all the comments expecting the rest of the world to know what teffilin are. If there are 1 million frum jews in the u.s. and half are males then only .0016 percent (i.e. a tiny fraction) of Americans use teffilin. These are also the people who are least likely to interact often with non-jews (certainly not with their teffilin on) and tend to live in a few select urban areas. It shows some degree of self-centeredness to expect others to know about teffilin. It is also easy to understand how unusual and even scary it might look on an airplane, particularly in this day and age of explosive underwear and other potentially dangerous contraptions. While its terrible that these teens had such an awful experience, we need to step out of our shells and look at this from the perspective of others. Lots of those would be suicide bombers are young, religious males and we can't expect the rest of the world to be able to distinguish between a muslin suicide bomber praying before trying to blow up a plane, and a jewish youth putting on teffilin. Perhaps the lesson to prevent future problems is before donning teffilin on a plane, tell the flight attendant

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 05:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #24  
Anonymous Says:

I have been rather surprised by all the comments expecting the rest of the world to know what teffilin are. If there are 1 million frum jews in the u.s. and half are males then only .0016 percent (i.e. a tiny fraction) of Americans use teffilin. These are also the people who are least likely to interact often with non-jews (certainly not with their teffilin on) and tend to live in a few select urban areas. It shows some degree of self-centeredness to expect others to know about teffilin. It is also easy to understand how unusual and even scary it might look on an airplane, particularly in this day and age of explosive underwear and other potentially dangerous contraptions. While its terrible that these teens had such an awful experience, we need to step out of our shells and look at this from the perspective of others. Lots of those would be suicide bombers are young, religious males and we can't expect the rest of the world to be able to distinguish between a muslin suicide bomber praying before trying to blow up a plane, and a jewish youth putting on teffilin. Perhaps the lesson to prevent future problems is before donning teffilin on a plane, tell the flight attendant

All of your arguments fall apart if you would spend half an hour in Laguardia airport. In that time you would see scores of men who do wear tefilin every day. No, you don't see them in New Mexico as much, but on a flight out of Laguardia se should have known better.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 08:17 PM reuven sabel Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

on thursday 14 elul 5762 (august 2002) i was arrested in the walmart parking lot in kennewick, washington when i stopped on a car trip from alaska to san francisco to daven shacharis. after going into the store to go to the bathroom before davening and buying yom kipur shoes and motor oil, i davened shacharis in the parking lot outside the walmart store. while i was in the the middle of davening a woman who looked like an anti-religious israeli woman tried asking me something. i didnt respond to her because i was in the middle of birkas krias shma. a few minutes later as i was taking off my rashi tefilin, i heard somebody scream "take off that cape" and looked up and saw 2 policeman with shot guns pointed at me. they screamed at me no lie down facing the ground. after i lied down on the ground they hancuffed me and told me to stand up. i told them that i am too old and fat to get up while handcuffed so one of the policemen had to risk his life and help me to get up while i was suspected of wearing bombs. the policeman escorted me into a policecar and had me sit in the police car by myself for a long time with all the policemen keeping their distance from me in case i would explode.

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 08:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

what about puttig on tefillin around women on planes who are not dressed k'halacha? Yotza sechoro behefsedo.

And What about not Daveneing with minyan?

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 08:42 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

The kid made a huge kiddush hashem. You wouldn't know "common sense" if it came up and bit you; many people, including the smartest rabbonim, do put on tefillin on planes and in airports, and tell others to do so. Only frightened rabbits like you say otherwise. You're probably one of those old fools who used to tell kids that to wear a yarmulke outside was a "chilul hashem".

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 08:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

after about a half hour of me sitting handcuffed in the back of the police car with the police keeping their distance from the police car expecting me to explode myself and explode the police car, a brave policeman risked his life to tell me whats going on and read me my miranda rights telling me that i have a right to have a lawyer present before i answer any questions. i responded that i dont need a lawyer because i didnt commit a crime and that i am a jew not a muslim and that the terrorist are muslims and not jews and that the police should bring a clergyman to identify my religion. the police told me that miranda rights give me the right to a lawyer but not the right to a clergyman. then i told them that they should bring their police chaplain to identify my religion.
after about another half hour of my not exploding a brave policeman risked his life by getting in the police car to drive me to the police station wher they had me go into their high security isolation room where they threatened to kill me if i stood up instead of sat down. finally an fbi agent arrived from spokane to interview me. before even interviewing me the fbi agent told the police that i am not terrorist

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 09:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but I don't think its a good idea to make a "hero" out of this kid who exercised such poor common sense by putting on teffillin on the plane. Even a teenage would or should know that it would be somthing certain to raise concerns and alarm among passengers who have no idea what teffilin are at this time when everyone is so alert to strange actions on airplanes.

weres your jewish pride we should be proud of who we are

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 Jan 24, 2010 at 10:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #29  
Anonymous Says:

after about a half hour of me sitting handcuffed in the back of the police car with the police keeping their distance from the police car expecting me to explode myself and explode the police car, a brave policeman risked his life to tell me whats going on and read me my miranda rights telling me that i have a right to have a lawyer present before i answer any questions. i responded that i dont need a lawyer because i didnt commit a crime and that i am a jew not a muslim and that the terrorist are muslims and not jews and that the police should bring a clergyman to identify my religion. the police told me that miranda rights give me the right to a lawyer but not the right to a clergyman. then i told them that they should bring their police chaplain to identify my religion.
after about another half hour of my not exploding a brave policeman risked his life by getting in the police car to drive me to the police station wher they had me go into their high security isolation room where they threatened to kill me if i stood up instead of sat down. finally an fbi agent arrived from spokane to interview me. before even interviewing me the fbi agent told the police that i am not terrorist

this is my continuation of comments 26 and 29 which were both posted by me even though comment 29 mistakenly says posted by anonymous. after the fbi agent arrived the police took off my handcuffs and let me go to the bathroom and gave me a bottle of water to drink while being interviewed by the fbi agent who told me that the fbi has no previous

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 Jan 25, 2010 at 01:14 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #31  
Anonymous Says:

this is my continuation of comments 26 and 29 which were both posted by me even though comment 29 mistakenly says posted by anonymous. after the fbi agent arrived the police took off my handcuffs and let me go to the bathroom and gave me a bottle of water to drink while being interviewed by the fbi agent who told me that the fbi has no previous

information about any previous criminal record that i might have and no fingerprints of me in their files. i told the fbi agent that the canadian government has information about my criminal record that the fbi does not have and that i have a criminal record for having tresspassed on the property of the miami beach jewish community center where i was arrested many years ago for trying to see my daughter at there day care center.
the fbi agent asked me to sign my name and i signed my name in hebrew instead of english and told the police and fbi that they should take my signature to their chaplain and have him decipher it and determine what language i signed my name in to prove that i am a jew not a muslim.
when asked if i am a loyal american i told the fbi agent about jonathan pollard and the fbi agent said that he had never heard about jonathan pollard.
after my interview with the fbi agent i was led back in the high security holding room this time without being handcuffed while the fbi agent was trying to convince the local police that i am not a terrorist. a few minutes later the policeman who had arrested me drove me back to my car in handcuffs because he was still scared that i

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 Jan 25, 2010 at 02:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Well, one things for sure...........the whole world now knows what tfillin are so when the Chabad bachurim will do their mivtzoyim - one of them being Tfillin - they should have an easier time....They won't have to explain as much.
See every story has a silver lining!!
All kidding aside - it is interesting - with this little tale the world learns how a Jew declares his service to Hashem daily. Ok, we can debate whether he should or should not have done this on the plane - but would the world know about this Mitzvah if he waited? Remember - it is all hashgacha pratis.
In the end of the day I think it was a good thing.
C'mon klal yisroel let's agree on something - this was not a chillul Hashem and just maybe it was a kidduch Hashem?.......

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 Jan 25, 2010 at 05:26 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
Anonymous Says:

There are Jews living in NY who've never heard of tefillin. Not everyone lives in our insular world. How much do you know about Buddism? After what happened on the flight to Detroit, better to be safe than dead

How many jews in New York and how many buddhists?

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 Jan 25, 2010 at 11:39 AM Anonymous Says:

Personally this kid is an idiot! Times are totally different today. When I was a kid, my Rebbe, taught me the short form for the morning. I have had to use it from time to time when traveling. Why didn't he get there earlier,, or daven a little later? Where does common sense come into play? I have grown up in small towns, were the gentiles knew nothing about tifillon, let alone tzystits. When I have traveled with a group of people, even with Jewish members, I davened when I got up. Sometimes, 5:30/6:00 am. We had to be on the road by 6:30/7:00 am. But then we didn't live in a time of terrorism, bombs on planes etc. This flight was not on El Al. Just some common sense, j ust a little goes a long way. The Rabbis in the Yeshiva's should be teaching theses things to their charges..





lAl!

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 Jan 25, 2010 at 02:57 PM REUVEN SABEL Says:

Reply to #32  
Anonymous Says:

information about any previous criminal record that i might have and no fingerprints of me in their files. i told the fbi agent that the canadian government has information about my criminal record that the fbi does not have and that i have a criminal record for having tresspassed on the property of the miami beach jewish community center where i was arrested many years ago for trying to see my daughter at there day care center.
the fbi agent asked me to sign my name and i signed my name in hebrew instead of english and told the police and fbi that they should take my signature to their chaplain and have him decipher it and determine what language i signed my name in to prove that i am a jew not a muslim.
when asked if i am a loyal american i told the fbi agent about jonathan pollard and the fbi agent said that he had never heard about jonathan pollard.
after my interview with the fbi agent i was led back in the high security holding room this time without being handcuffed while the fbi agent was trying to convince the local police that i am not a terrorist. a few minutes later the policeman who had arrested me drove me back to my car in handcuffs because he was still scared that i

was a terrorist. when i arrived back at my car there was a television news reporter by my car waiting to interview me and a large crowd of curiousity seekers. as soon as the policeman took off my handcuffs i immediately put on my tallis and my rabeinu tam tefilin for the television interview. about a half a minute into the interview a policeman took aside the television news reporter and told him that he had to go away. This was the end of the interview and the last time i saw the reporter. the policeman lied to me telling me that the reporter had to go cover another story. i then drove to the walmart gas station to buy gasoline while still wearing my rabeinu tam tefilin. a born again christian congratulated me for my good work in promoting true judaism. the cashier at the gas station told me that she had been approached by a woman who told her that she saw a man who looked to be of middle eastern descent in the parking lot wearing a black metal box of explosives on his head withtwo strips of electrical tape going down in front of him from the explosives to below his waist and another black metal box of explosives on his arm connected to his hand with electrical tape.

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 Jan 26, 2010 at 12:35 PM reuven sabel Says:

Reply to #36  
REUVEN SABEL Says:

was a terrorist. when i arrived back at my car there was a television news reporter by my car waiting to interview me and a large crowd of curiousity seekers. as soon as the policeman took off my handcuffs i immediately put on my tallis and my rabeinu tam tefilin for the television interview. about a half a minute into the interview a policeman took aside the television news reporter and told him that he had to go away. This was the end of the interview and the last time i saw the reporter. the policeman lied to me telling me that the reporter had to go cover another story. i then drove to the walmart gas station to buy gasoline while still wearing my rabeinu tam tefilin. a born again christian congratulated me for my good work in promoting true judaism. the cashier at the gas station told me that she had been approached by a woman who told her that she saw a man who looked to be of middle eastern descent in the parking lot wearing a black metal box of explosives on his head withtwo strips of electrical tape going down in front of him from the explosives to below his waist and another black metal box of explosives on his arm connected to his hand with electrical tape.

and that he hid and concealed the black metal boxes of explosives (tefilin) with a cape (talis). the gas station attendant called the store manager and the store manager called the police and had the entire walmart evacuated in case i might have allready placed a bomb in the store. while i was sitting in the police car waiting to be taken to the police station i didnt know that the store was being evacuated. i just knew that the police was telling everybody to keep away from my car because there were might be explosives in my car. the truth is that my explosives (tefilin) were in the car and that a very brave policeman risked his life to take off my shel yad while i was handcuffed and put the tefilin in my car even though he was scared that the tefilin would explode and kill him.
the policeman followed me to the gas station and ordered me to leave the gas station immediately or i would be arrested for disturbing the peace. i asked the policeman how i can find the reporter who was interviewing me and the policeman lied and told me that there are no local television stations and that the closest television station is in yakima 68 miles away. i asked the policeman how to get to yakima

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 Jan 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #37  
reuven sabel Says:

and that he hid and concealed the black metal boxes of explosives (tefilin) with a cape (talis). the gas station attendant called the store manager and the store manager called the police and had the entire walmart evacuated in case i might have allready placed a bomb in the store. while i was sitting in the police car waiting to be taken to the police station i didnt know that the store was being evacuated. i just knew that the police was telling everybody to keep away from my car because there were might be explosives in my car. the truth is that my explosives (tefilin) were in the car and that a very brave policeman risked his life to take off my shel yad while i was handcuffed and put the tefilin in my car even though he was scared that the tefilin would explode and kill him.
the policeman followed me to the gas station and ordered me to leave the gas station immediately or i would be arrested for disturbing the peace. i asked the policeman how i can find the reporter who was interviewing me and the policeman lied and told me that there are no local television stations and that the closest television station is in yakima 68 miles away. i asked the policeman how to get to yakima

the policeman told me to follow him to the freeway. he also told me that if i am ever seen again in kennewick i will be arrested for disturbing the peace. when we got to the freeway onramp he watched me get on the freeway to yakima while he went another direction. i got off the freeway at the next exit and drove up to a phone booth at a gas station. i found a phone book and started calling all the television stations to find this reporter until i finally found the television station that he worked for. they took my cellular phone number and told me that he would call me back. he called me back the next day and told me that my story was on the news and he sent me a video of the story as it appeared on television.
by the time i finished making phone calls at that gas station that thursday it was almost night and i had to drive very fast to get to san francisco for shabos just barely making it to san francisco for shabos and ruining my cars transmission by driving so fast. in sanfrancisco my car had a transmission breakdown and fire and i had to fly back to new york to be home for rosh hashona and buy another car. i was not able to find a lawyer who wanted to make a lawsuit.

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 Jan 27, 2010 at 04:19 AM reuven sabel Says:

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the policeman told me to follow him to the freeway. he also told me that if i am ever seen again in kennewick i will be arrested for disturbing the peace. when we got to the freeway onramp he watched me get on the freeway to yakima while he went another direction. i got off the freeway at the next exit and drove up to a phone booth at a gas station. i found a phone book and started calling all the television stations to find this reporter until i finally found the television station that he worked for. they took my cellular phone number and told me that he would call me back. he called me back the next day and told me that my story was on the news and he sent me a video of the story as it appeared on television.
by the time i finished making phone calls at that gas station that thursday it was almost night and i had to drive very fast to get to san francisco for shabos just barely making it to san francisco for shabos and ruining my cars transmission by driving so fast. in sanfrancisco my car had a transmission breakdown and fire and i had to fly back to new york to be home for rosh hashona and buy another car. i was not able to find a lawyer who wanted to make a lawsuit.

it is very interesting that the woman who accused my tefilin of being explosives did not call the police herself as she should have if she really believed that my tefilin were really explosives. if she really believed that my tefilin were explosives she would have immediately called the police herself instead of having a fourth party call the police. if i really was an arab terrorist suicide bomber i could have blownup myself and the whole walmart store long before the police arrived because of the delay that was caused by her reporting the terrorist to the gas station cashier instead of directly to the police. i suspect that the reason why she did not report the terrorist directly to the police was because she knew that i am not a terrorist and she didnt want to get into legal trouble for making a false police report. i think she was an anti-religious israeli woman who was trying to make trouble for a religious jew because he (i) was putting on tefilin and davening in public. and she didnt want anybody to recognise her as the person who made the bilbul against me.

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