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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 05:29 PM
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What Non-Jews May Think of Some Jewish Rituals
What Non-Jews May Think of Some Jewish Rituals

There has been a lot of talk about the Tefillin bomb scare, and quite frankly, I understand where these people are coming from. Imagine some bearded individual whips out a strange device that looks like it could either be a weapon or something out of a BDSM party, and then starts mumbling to himself and swaying. Now imagine that he's in the middle of the amidah and he cannot talk.

One of my roommates during Birthright thought that my tefillin were just straps to tie my arm in order to shoot up. This was a non-affiliated (albeit educated) Jewish kid from Colorado who was in school at NYU. If someone who attended NY Jew and still not be informed about tefillin imagine what those passengers from Kentucky thought. I would have freaked out as well.

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Lulav: People are walking down the street with lulavim on Sukkot.

What they think: So this is when the Jews celebrate Palm Sunday... wait a second, its not even Sunday. Maybe they are doing it now because palm branches cost less when no one really needs them, those cheap bastards.

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