Should T'fillat HaDerech (The Traveler's Prayer) be said on El Al flights over the loudspeaker?
- Yes. El Al is a Jewish Airline. It's the Jewish thing to do.
- No. It's religious coercion.
- Yes. I like it. It adds a positive feeling of authentic Jewish culture to the flight.
- No. It's offensive/annoying to some people.
- Yes. But a real person should be saying it, not a recording, so that the blessing is real.
- No. Because it won't be taken seriously.
- They should 'Bench Gomel' after landing. View Results
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I honestly wish every airline would do it some how. I always have trouble reading the tiny print. And on some airlines and flights, the lights are turned off by then so we can get some sleep. The little airline reading light just isn't enough for my elderly eyes.
Yes, you guessed. I think we should have heard T'fillat Haderech over the loudspeaker system. I can't imagine anyone finding it offensive. No doubt that most people won't listen carefully. They don't pay attention to the safety and emergency instructions.
It should be part of the "El Al experience," like that hand-clapping when the plane lands.