The Abraham Lincoln Battalion was a group of American fighters in the Spanish Civil War, including a vaudeville acrobat, a rabbi, and the first African-American ever to lead white troops into battle. history.com/news/7-things…
Today I learned about Yosef Dayan, an orthodox rabbi who claims descent from king David and aims to establish a monarchy in Israel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
According to many Rabbis crossing a picket lines to buy food makes that food not kosher bostonherald.com/2019/04/…
Today I learned of Samuel Pallache, a merchant and diplomat who founded the Sephardic Jewish community in Amsterdam, negotiated the Moroccan-Dutch trade agreement in 1608. Oh, and he is also known as "The Pirate Rabbi". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In 1935, to verify whether Coca-Cola was kosher, Rabbi Tobias Geffen was provided with its formula on the condition that he not disclose it. The Rabbi requested that the non-kosher beef tallow be substituted with a vegetable-based gylcerin, which was done, and the drink was declared kosher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tob…
Getting married by a priest or rabbi or whomever in a religious ceremony has no bearing on whether or not you’re legally married. marthastewartweddings.com…
Today I learned of the 4 Chaplains. A Jewish Rabbi, a Catholic priest, and 2 Protestant ministers who were on the SS Dorchester when it was torpedoed. The 4 helped evacuate the ship and gave away their own lifejackets when supply ran out, then joined arms and sang hymns as they went down with the ship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
There is a crater on the moon called Rabbi Levi Crater. It was named for a medieval rabbi who commented on the bible and performed astronomical observations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
The keystone of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was blessed by both a priest and a rabbi before it was installed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
Today I learned about the Rabbi Mendel Epstein, who headed a kidnapping ring in New Jersey. His clients paid him specifically to capture and torture Orthodox Jewish husbands, forcing them to grant their wives a religious divorce or 'Get'. After an FBI sting he was sentenced to 10 years in 2015. nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/20…
Even though the Jewish calendar indicates this is the year 5779 it was only started in the year 200 CE by rabbis who estimated time began in the year 3761 BCE when Adam left the Garden of Eden latimes.com/archives/la-x…
British Airways allows you to select one of 19 personal titles when booking a flight reservation including Rabbi, Baron, Viscount, and The Rt Hon businessinsider.com/briti…
A KKK Grand Dragon, confined to a wheelchair, had been threatening a local rabbi. The rabbi responded by offering the man compassion, friendship, and transportation around town. They became friends and the Grand Dragon eventually quit the KKK and converted to Judaism. nytimes.com/2009/01/05/ny…
Turkey was planning a TV show where a rabbi, a Buddhist monk, an Orthodox priest, and an imam attempt to convert 10 atheists each week, with any converts offered a free pilgrimage to one of the four holy sites. The Diyanet denied permission for an imam to appear and the program was cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Between 1985 and 2006 there was a rabbi that called himself "Flumie" and "Flume Dog" that would travel to every Six Flags theme park just to ride their Log Flumes. He has since been banned from all Six Flags parks. expressnews.com/business/…
After a neo-Nazi group adopted a half-mile stretch of highway in Missouri, the state renamed it the "Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
During Prohibition, federal agents Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith disguised themselves as grave-diggers, football players, Russian women, rabbis, judges, and plumbers (among many others). Together, they seized more than 5 million bottles of illicit booze and made 4,932 arrests. nydailynews.com/new-york/…
Seth MacFarlane once had to show an early episode of Family Guy to a pair of Rabbis because Fox execs thought it was anti-Semitic. Despite the Rabbi's approval, it wasn't broadcast for 3 years after it was completed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whe…
There was a short-lived 1977 buddy cop TV series about a small town Irish cop who fights crime with the help of his best friend the local rabbi using his "rabbinic mind" and Talmudic training. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Today I learned of a prison in upstate New York that accommodates ~120 Orthodox Jews caught in White Collar crimes. The prison is set up with a fully Kosher kitchen and has a Rabbi to lead services throughout the day & on holidays. nymag.com/news/intelligen…
Infertility specialists in Israel have encountered orthodox Jewish couples seeking treatment after years of trying to conceive. The women were determined to still be virgins after their rabbis advised them during marriage counseling to "sleep together" with no further instructions. bloomberg.com/news/featur…
Kosher salt has absolutely nothing to do with rabbis checking it out and giving it their seal of approval. tastecooking.com/kosher-s…
A religious debate between a friar and a rabbi was held in 1263 before the king of Aragon, who ultimately awarded the rabbi 300 gold coins, saying he had never heard β€œan unjust cause so nobly defended.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
In 1991 a Rabbis in Bnei Brak, Israel, banned hot pizza in fast food restaurants because they feared that boys and girls would end up looking at and/or possibly touching each other while waiting for their pizza to cook. Cold pizza remained legal. jta.org/1991/04/24/archiv…
The Rabbi Small novels and many of Lovecraft's novels are set in fictionalized versions of the same town en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A young man took Shrooms went on the Price is Right, told Drew Carey he was a Skateboarding Rabbi and won a Diamond Ring! philly.barstoolsports.com…
In order to convince CBS to allow Lucille Ball to be shown pregnant on "I Love Lucy," Desi Arnaz consulted a priest, a rabbi and a minister, all of whom said it was fine. CBS relented, but still prohibited "pregnant" words, so Arnaz pronounced "expecting" as "spectin" in his Cuban accent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
In 2013 a Hasidic Rabbi was arrested for running a gang that kidnapped, beat, and electrocuted Jewish men who refused to give their wives a 'get' - a ritualistic divorce document that allows a woman to remarry within the confines of Jewish law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
There are 3 rabbis in New York City who walk 15 miles every Saturday to lead services in a small community in the Bronx. nydailynews.com/new-york/…
Today I learned of a Chassidic rabbi who does not have a beard. A victim of Mengele's experiments, he can no longer grow facial hair and is sterile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men…
A rabbi suggested to load pork fat onto Israeli public buses to prevent suicide bombings by Muslim extremists. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/34842…
That, during the production of American History X, director Tony Kaye brought a Catholic Priest, a Rabbi, and a Tibetan Monk into a meeting with New Line Cinema President Michael De Luca, in an attempt to "ease negotiations" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Certain Rabbis suck the baby's penis after circumcision. haaretz.com/jewish/featur…
The actor that played Krusty's dad in the Simpsons episode "Like Father, Like Clown", comedian Jackie Mason, actually came from a family of Rabbi's but instead chose comedy, just like Krusty's character in the episode does avclub.com/tvclub/the-sim…
According to the Talmud, there is a part of hell reserved for Jews who commit certain sins where they are boiled in excrement. The Talmud says Jesus was boiled in excrement in the afterlife for scoffing at the teachings of the wise Jewish sages (i.e. ancient rabbis) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzo…
In the Philippines, chaplains (priests, rabbi, imam, etc) are offered higher ranking positions in the police force than chemists, engineers, psychologists, criminologists, nurses, dentists, information technology specialists and even architects via The Lateral Entry Program. pna.gov.ph/articles/99650…
When it was suggested that Lucille Ball's pregnancy be written into the show "I Love Lucy," the episodes that were written had to be approved by a priest, a minister, and a rabbi in order for the executives to allow for the episodes to be produced. loc.gov/exhibits/i-love-l…
In 2008 a neo-Nazi group adopted a stretch of Missouri highway; much to the chagrin of state officials who couldn't afford a lengthy legal battle. Instead, they renamed the highway after Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who fled the Nazis and became a prominent theologian and civil rights advocate mnn.com/earth-matters/pol…
If a Haredi Orthodox Jewish wife is not sure if her period has begun, she can put her underwear in a baggie and have her husband take it to a rabbi, who will decide. nytimes.com/2015/01/25/ma…
Comedian Jackie Mason spent several years as a practicing Rabbi before becoming a comedian people.com/archive/too-mu…
In 2012, after a neo-Nazi group adopted a stretch of highway in Springfield, MO, the city renamed the highway after a local rabbi. archive.news-leader.com/a…
Talmund style Jewish circumcisions involve the Rabbi using his mouth to suck the blood from the penis. come-and-hear.com/editor/…
In 2014, an art student wrote a Nazi phrase across a bridge on the Vanderbilt campus. The Rabbi on campus refused to condemn the act, calling it a "crime of ignorance," rather than a crime of hate. vanderbilthustler.com/opi…
The neo-nazi party 'National Socialist Movement' sponsored half a mile of Missouri highway in 2009 which was later renamed the "Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway" by the state legislature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Approximately one-third of the adult Jewish population of Winnipeg, Canada, attended the funeral of Chief Rabbi Israel Isaac Kahanovitch in 1945. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isr…
During Prohibition, alcohol was legal for religious purposes; there was a sudden spike in people calling themselves Rabbis, including those with names like O'Donnel and McMartin pbs.org/kenburns/prohibit…
A famous Rabbi abandoned his religion after watching a boy honor two commandments that promised long life. He obeyed his parents by stealing eggs from a bird nest, then fell out of the tree and died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
In 1989 a major group of Conservative rabbis in Israel relaxed the Ashkenazi rules against eating beans and rice on Passover cjvoices.org/article/the-…
A Priest, a Reverend, a Rabbi and a Minister gave their lives to save civilian and military personnel during the sinking of their troop ship during World War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
A Rabbi in Nebraska -- despite several death threats to his family -- not only befriended his antagonist, but invited the man to live in his home until he passed away. nytimes.com/2009/01/05/ny…
Jewish rabbis suck the blood off the genitals of newly circumcised babies. 14 people have contracted herpes since 2000 because of this. m.forward.com/articles/19…
Sarah Silverman's sister is a Jewish Rabbi sarahsilvermanonline.com/…
In the Jewish faith, after a circumcision the Rabbi must use suction to remove the blood from the wound, and some do it by sucking it away with their mouths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
The ultra Orthodox practice of metzitzah b’peh requires a rabbi to suck the blood from a baby boy's circumcised penis. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
The speaker immediately preceding Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington ("I Have a Dream") was a white rabbi named Joachim Prinz en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
NYC tapwater is not considered kosher by some rabbis nytimes.com/2004/11/07/ny…
During circumcision in some sects of Judaism, the rabbi places his mouth on the penis to suck out blood. There are multiple reports of herpes infections and at least one infant death as a result. nytimes.com/2012/03/08/ny…
Ladybugs are Called "Rabbi Moses Cow" in Hebrew forward.com/articles/5541…
The first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C. whatscookingamerica.net/H…
"Zionists" can refer to a violent insurgency in Palestine, led by a radical Jewish rabbi named Avraham Stern. The group targeted British diplomats and murdered Arab civilians during WWII. les.tbpcontrol.co.uk/tbp.…
Speed dating was created by a Los Angeles Rabbi to help Jewish singles find spouses npr.org/templates/story/s…
When Corry Feldman got married to Susie Sprague in 2002, the ceremony was co-oficiated by a rabbi and M.C. Hammer, who is an ordained minister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The Chief Rabbi of Rome converted to Catholicism in 1945 after claiming to see a vision of Jesus while presiding over Yom Kippur services en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
According to Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the best way to make a better world is to praise people for what counts--goodness. prageruniversity.com/Life…
Grey Poupon mustard contains white wine which is produced under the supervision of a rabbi to maintain kosher status. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned of Jabbar collins, a man who was wrongfully convicted for the murder of an orthodox Rabbi, a case in which witnesses were coerced to give false testimonies by all involved. law.umich.edu/special/exo…
Some orthodox rabbis still use oral suction on baby's circumcision wounds in a tradition known as metzitzah b’peh, sometimes transferring herpes simplex virus in the process. ou.org/index.php/jewish_a…
There is one synagogue in Jamaica. It operated 30 years without a Rabbi. jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…
Dov Lior, Chief Rabbi of Hebron and Kiryat Arba and head of the "Council of Rabbis of Judea and Samaria" issued a religious edict saying "a thousand non-Jewish lives are not worth a Jew's fingernail" and stated that captured Arab terrorists could be used to conduct medical experiments en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
Jews are not allowed to ascend the Temple Mount by rulings of Rabbis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
Today I learned of the Laniado Hospital in Israel which was established by a Hasidic Rabbi who said that if he survives the Holocaust he will build a hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
The 6th President of Israel was born in Belfast and known as "the Sinn FΓ©in Rabbi". en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
In an effort to save Karaite Jews in Russia Ashkenazi Rabbis would confess under Nazi interrogation that Karaites had no connection to Jews. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
In Conservative Judaism, the view that male-male anal intercourse is forbidden but other kinds of gay sex are OK is considered a permissible opinion for Conservative rabbis and congregations to hold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
If you confessed your sins (crimes), Classical Rabbi believe it saved you from Gehenna. Also, it saves your persecutors from having to prove you were guilty, so they can stone you without condemnation, since they used "magic" to convict you. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ach…
Allen Ginsberg played a cameo in Bob DylanΒ΄s "Subterranean Homesick Blues" as the rabbi in the alley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
One day, Saul Alinski was being tutored in Hebrew by a rabbi when suddenly a penny fell onto the page. The next day he refused to start the lesson, saying, 'This time it’s a nickel or nothing.' madinamerica.com/2012/02/…
"Ask the Rabbi", is a phrase used in casual conversation in Hebrew pop culture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ask…
Today I learned of the Four Chaplains (a rabbi, a priest, a minister and a pastor), who 70 years ago last week on Feb 3rd, 1943 gave up their life jackets for others on the USAT Dorchester after a U-boat attack. Sadly, not only did they die, but the men they attempted to save froze in the icy water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
Austrian actor Christoph Waltz's son is a rabbi in Israel haaretz.com/jewish-world/…
Don't Believe Everything Everybody Reads..Remember the 'Dog (reincarnated lawyer) ordered to be stoned to death by Rabbis story? Total BS hurryupharry.org/2011/06/…

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