James Edward Johnson

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Wrapped tefillin in the airport.

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The earliest Shema meant I wrapped tefillin in the small Illinois airport in Moline. I wonder if the conspicuous Star of David helped me avoid unwanted attention – since I obviously was not a Muslim. Only one guy – on the left – greeted me after I was done. No questions.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 6:32 am

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  1. While putting on tefillin in public is likely to arouse attention in places where people are not familiar with traditional Jewish practices, it has always been due to curiosity. I still find it surprising, that tefillin should raise suspicions.

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    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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