|Man praying in public bus.|
Every Monday, Thursday and Rosh Chodesh, you'll see Bar Mitzvah celebrations at the Kotel in which all (most would be a more accurate word I guess) of the men over the age of thirteen with their T'fillin on head and arm.
Any country that forbids men from taking T'fillin into its borders is crossing the line of basic human freedom of religion. All international human, civil and religious rights group should be up in alarm about those countries. One of them is Jordan. For some very strange reason, Arab and Muslim countries are coated in Teflon when it comes to human rights. They have no problems getting away with human/religious/civil rights offenses, especially when it comes to discriminating against Jews.
Jordan also bans Israelis from bringing in food with them. This is a problem for Jews who only eat kosher food, since they have to buy everything in Jordan from Jordanian shops which aren't kosher.
Now, in all honesty, considering the ban of necessary prayer "equipment" and kosher food difficulties, I don't see the point of going to Jordan and giving money to the Jordanian economy. And I'd like to see some official protests by Israeli, Jewish and international civil/human/religious rights organizations, especially by those funded by the United Nations. Let's see some official sanctions against Jordan!