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Nov 23, 2010

A Real Killer Bowl Of Cholent

It is not just yeshiva guys who go to Mea Shearim for some late night cholent. Government officials do as well.

MK Zeev Elkin's Parliamentary Assistant and his friend, a senior office in the Finance Ministry, went into mea Shearim to talk and enjoy a steaming bowl of cholent and a stroll around the neighborhood to enjoy the local entertainment, the pashkevilim pasted on the walls of the neighborhood.

Little did they know, they were about to become part of another aspect of the local entertainment. They found out quickly enough when they were summarily attacked by the locals.

According to the article, a woman behind them called some people and who brought out a crowd that kept growing. The crowd followed them, calling them names, suspecting them of being undercover policemen. The crowd grew to 60, with more joining remotely by yelling from the windows, with the rocks starting to fly. They hurried to their car and drove off, with only slight damage to the exterior of the car from thrown rocks, and what is described as a very close call from a rock that nearly hit one of them head on.

A complaint was filed with the police (for insurance claim purposes), and Tzuberi says that it was good he unusually wasn't carrying his gun with him, as if he was the incident might have ended differently..

I hope at least the bowl of cholent was good enough to make the trip down worthwhile..


  1. Horrible story.

    I used to enjoy walking around in Mea Shearim. What's happened to that place?

  2. You know, Rafi, as much as I hate to say it - in most areas of the world, if you think someone is an undercover policeman, the LAST thing you would do is start a riot and throw rocks at them.

    There ARE certain areas of the world where this does occur - but they're usually not at the top of the "family vacation" list, if you catch my drift.

    Congrats to Meah Shearim for officially dragging Israel back into the Third World (or worse), and/or the 6th cENTURY.

  3. Why is this behavior tolerated? If the account is accurate (which isn't necessarily the case), then how can the (untznius) call of a woman to assemble the masses, followed by an almost lynching, not end in prosecutions?


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