Mysterious Group Sends Knesset Staffers Text Messages Telling Them To Put On Tefillin To "Bring The Redemption," Staffers Fight Back, Win
“The Light for Tefillin” sent text messages at 7 am each weekday telling Knesset staffers to put on tefillin to "bring the Redemption." The staffers didn't like it. The group wouldn't stop it. The police refused to get involved. And then one staffer had a very smart idea.
According to the Jerusalem Post, for the past few weeks, Knesset staffers received daily 7 am text messages from an organization called “The Light for Tefillin,” urging them to put on tefillin to "bring the Redemption."
The staffers asked this organization to stop, but it did not.
So they went to police who told them that, as annoying as this harassment was, it was not illegal.
It was then that Lior Finkel had an idea.
The aide to Meretz MK Ilan Gilon put on tefillin, took a picture and sent the picture to “The Light for Tefillin."
The 7 am messages stopped cold.
Here is a picture of Lior Finkel wearing tefillin: