A Chabad hassid who boarded a flight from Los Angeles to New York found out that the plane's captain's name was Chaim Baruch and suggested that he put on tefillin, the black boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah worn by adult Jewish men during weekday morning prayers.

Chabad is known for erecting tefillin stands at busy sites in Israel, including Ben Gurion airport, and suggesting that Jewish passersby don them and recite the blessing over them.

The pilot asked the hassid to wait until the end of the flight. He then donned the tefilin and kept them on as he said goodbye to the passengers.

"Let's do it, let everyone see," the pilot commented.