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ADL calls to educate flight crew on Jewish religious practices
On Sunday Alaska Airlines flight attendants issued a security alert after Jewish Mexican men started praying with Tefillin on board the plane.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged Tuesday to better educate airline personnel about Jewish religious practices after and incident in which flight attendants issued a security alert when three Mexican Jews began praying with Tefillin.
Flight attendants aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 241 from Mexico City to Los Angeles issued a security alert on Sunday after three Orthodox Jewish passengers began praying with Tefillin.
Following the alert the place was met at LAX by fire crews, foam trucks, FBI agents, and police.
“In today’s atmosphere of heightened security concern, it is understandable that passengers might be alarmed upon noticing fellow travelers bearing unfamiliar or seemingly strange objects,” said Deborah M. Lauter, ADL Civil Rights Director. “The incident aboard Alaska Airways Flight 241 is a reminder that many people, including airline personnel, are unfamiliar with religious ritual items and practices.”
The ADL has offered to assist with training programs for the flight crew.