airport security

“I was going through security at Newark, on my way to LA, for speaking engagements over Shabbos.  It always happens that my Tzitzis require an extra pat down.  But instead of being all sour about it (as I guess, sadly, many people are), I was super friendly and positive … and this fellow took the opportunity to ask me a TON of questions about Judaism he’s been holding in for years working at TSA.

You see, he had always wanted to ask the Jewish people passing through security about our ‘strings,’ our beliefs, our boxes (tefillin), etc .. But he had been intimidated … until I was super warm and kind, and thus opened up the door for dialogue.”

Source: Shlomo Zalman Bregman