News Briefs

  8/15/2012, Av 27, 5772

850 People Put on Tefillin at Maccabiah Games

850 people at the Maccabiah Games put on tefillin, the Jewish ritual prayer headband and armband. The annual sporting event is taking place at the Jewish Community Centers in the United States. Over 1,250 young Jewish athletes and thousands of visitors from all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Israel are in attendance for the 5 days event. 250 young people took part in a mezuzah project. Hundreds of others were unique cards printed with their Hebrew birth dates.