Guess who got to meet a Musician/Film Producer with a business card inscribed with 7 Universal Laws of Peace…uhh, this guy! Introducing Yehuda Freeman, aka “Tefillin Man.” How do I know this, because he stopped me to take his mug as I was strolling through Central Park yesterday with trusty Mr. Hasselblad. Now I’m sure your wondering as I was, what a “Tefillin” is. So I asked our fearless leader for an explanation as I am by no means skilled in the Judaic arts. He jokingly said “an Old World torture device” Sure enough I laughed along with him completely clueless on why that was funny until later on that day when I looked them up, he really wasn’t that far off. But sure enough the real description came…in song form. While strumming his acoustic Gibson, he managed to explain “they are merely a set of small black leather boxes attached to long straps containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah and are worn on the head and arms by observant Jews during morning prayers.” He was pretty decent.
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