Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Mirror Images

Steven I. notes a NY Times correction.
Because of a production error, a picture last Sunday showing Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch Hasidic movement, whose death 10 years ago was being commemorated, appeared in mirror image. The picture, made in 1992, showed him during worship with tefillin, a small leather box housing Scriptural passages, strapped to his left arm, not his right.
In his defense, the Times photo editor was probably using Shloime Dach's last album, Avinu, as a reference. The cover photo there was also printed in mirror image, resulting in the tefillin appearing to be worn on the wrong hand. (He's not a lefty.)