May 10, 2009
The Trinity: Egged, the Pope, and the Holy Pashkevil
These are the latest pashkevils being tossed around Jerusalem. With the mayor cleaning the main streets of Jerusalem as if he was cleaning for Pesach, I sure hope they don't take the Pope through the haredi nieghborhoods when he gets here....
Every year right before Lag B'Omer, the fight heats up over who will control Meron and the grave site of Rashb"i, the mehadrin status of male-female access to the site, and the transportation up. The pashkevils exhort the public to not use Egged's services to go up to Meron, considering how Egged tramples the rights of the haredi consumer on a regular basis (the one on the bottom left describes, for example, how Egged treats the haredim with brutality and like a flock of sheep, but is going all out for the Pope).