airline travel security

Agudah Pleased With Modified TSA Body Scanners

07/24/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Agudath Israel of America commended the Transportation Safety Administration for its new scanner technology that obscures details of passengers' bodies.

"We are a community that is particularly sensitive to the threat of terrorism and the need for strict security measures,” Rabbi Abba Cohen, the haredi Orthodox group's Washington director, said in a statement Thursday, “but we were convinced that, with perseverance, both religious concerns and security issues could be accommodated."

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