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Hikind seeks to locate owner of Tefillin found in JFK

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Brooklyn, NY — When Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was recently contacted by a constituent about tracking down a set of tefillin lost at JFK airport, Hikind was informed by NYPD that they had in their possession another lost tallis bag which held two sets of tefillin and are embroidered with the name in Hebrew: “Aaron Tzvi Hakohen Katz.”

“How fortunate my office is, to now have become involved in reuniting another individual with his lost tefillin, and pairing the fulfillment of the mitzvah of hashavas aveidah. The tefillin in NYPD custody has been languishing there for some time, unclaimed, and when we called to inquire about our constituent’s tefillin, the NYPD informed us that they were holding another set of unclaimed tefillin, and they had no idea whom to turn to to return the lost property.” Hikind immediately told the NYPD that he would take care of notifying the public.

“Somewhere out there Mr. Katz thinks that his tefillin may be gone forever. Thanks to the NYPD they are secure and are waiting for Mr. Katz to claim them. With the public’s help, we can give this story a happy ending and reunite Aaron Tzvi with his precious tefillin.”

For additional information or to inquire about the tefillin, please contact the office of Assemblyman Dov Hikind at 718-853-9616.

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