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History-Making Season Gives Birth to Monthly Tefillin Club

March 13, 2008 10:45 PM
After a season for the history books that saw the underdog New York Giants claim victory in Super Bowl XLII, mega-fan Jay Greenfield -- who attributes his favorite team's success to his newfound desire to put on tefillin -- inaugurated a brand new Tefillin Club this past Sunday at the Long Island home of a friend. Present for the occasion was Rabbi Yisroel Shemtov, the garment salesman and Chabad-Lubavitch Chasid who turned Greenfield on to the daily practice of donning phylacteries.
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About 40 people attended last Sunday's grand opening of a monthly Tefillin Club organized by New York Giants mega-fan Jay Greenfield. Early on the season, Greenfield had almost abandoned putting on tefillin because it ''was not working for [the] Giants.'' Rabbi Yisroel Shemtov, a garment salesman and Chabad-Lubavitch Chasid, convinced his friend to hang on and, as the season improved, commit to putting tefillin on three times a week as opposed to just one.
About 40 people attended last Sunday's grand opening of a monthly Tefillin Club organized by New York Giants mega-fan Jay Greenfield. Early on the season, Greenfield had almost abandoned putting on tefillin because it "was not working for [the] Giants." Rabbi Yisroel Shemtov, a garment salesman and Chabad-Lubavitch Chasid, convinced his friend to hang on and, as the season improved, commit to putting tefillin on three times a week as opposed to just one.

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