Hi- I've looked around to see if there was already a discussion about this, and couldn't find it. I felt this was the best place for it- if this is a double post (IE its already discussed elsewhere) then sorry!
Firstly, consider the REASON he hasn't got his tefillin- He has forgotten it, and left it in the airport. I think the crew of the plane (and by association the reader) would have been a bit more sympathetic if (eg) it had been stolen or something.
Secondly, was I the only person who felt that his demanding he was allowed off to get it wasn't the best sollution. Surely the pilot could have radioed security, and asked for the item to be located and sent via Fed-Ex, for example.
Thirdly, surely shouting and making a fuss really isn't the most mature way to behave?
It would have carried a better message if the man himself had asked to be taken off the plane, sacrificing his business trip.
Also, consider the story as a whole. Surely the best way to promote religious (or moral) messages is with true stories or clearly fictional parables (in a city long ago...) rather than with outright lies about recent events?
Its a shame really, because the story could have worked so well.
For example, remove 9-11 for the tale, and the man, Passenger Mr Goldberg makes a fuss because he has left his tefillin in the lounge- he let off the plane- The airline company put him on a later flight, during which a man has a heart attack.. Mr Goldberg is the only man on the plane who can save him, and he does... and he was only on that flight because he went back for his tefillin!
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