As Benjy finished unpacking the suitcase at their honeymoon hotel, he let out a groan.
“Oh no, I can’t believe it. I left my tefillin back home.”
Having only recently married, Benjy and his kallah had packed a joint suitcase for the first time, which might have explained the omission, but he still couldn’t believe he’d forgotten them.
Since his bar mitzva, 15 years previously, he’d never gone a day without putting on his tefillin, and he certainly didn’t want to start married life on the wrong foot.