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Conquering Harrier

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Spoiled Mikveh

I was thinking about the orthodox jews from Southfield that got kicked off the plane for smelling bad and who are now suing for harassment. Please don't call me an antisemite if I tell you that I have lived with these people, have been on planes with these people and that I feel the pain their fellow air travelers reported. Pugh.

Don't know the deal, maybe it is the 19th century garb, the furry hats, the extra whatever, these are some of the stinkiest folk I have ever encountered. Personal hygiene is obviously not a priority.

I once tried to go to the bathroom in the morning after an all night El Al flight and had to dance and fight my way through about fifteen or twenty orthodox dovening, schvitzing and praying on the back of the plane and frankly thought that I would pass out from the intense odor. Gottenu. Deliver me lord.

I ran this by Morty this morning and he told me that he had once worked in the jewelers district in New York and that he heartily concurred. Fecch. I am so happy I was raised reformed, we obviously got the last talmudic dispensation about soap.

Now obviously not all orthodox jews smell, I have friends and associates that are orthodox that smell fresh as daisies but there are definitely some that should go a little lighter on the torah and a little heavier on the irish spring.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have also been on long flights with smelly Orthodox Jews, it can be really bad.
MW

Anonymous said...

Mix it with the fetid smell of chicken liver and you have a deadly combination.

Anonymous said...

My friend Girard (a gentile) originally from France, is now a Fallbrook resident. He has an aversion for deodorant, and is the stinkiest dude I've ever met and he seems to take pride in it. At the very least he could care less what other people think about it.

Blue Heron said...

There was a French Canadian named Pierre who lived in Fallbrook until he passed who was legendary for his loathsome stink, which I think he took some gallic pride in.

Liz said...

I didn't realize that you were raised reform. More like that our religion was Temple Blumers. I asked dad once why we were raised totally secular. He replied "I am not superstitious" . He didn't even do Passover. But we were raised totally Jewish

Anonymous said...

Exactly! Same with Girard.
Legendary stinkers the Gauls are.

Blue Heron said...

well, Jewish, Unitarian, Methodist to be slightly more accurate, Liz. Mom had a little cavalcade that I don't think I need to fully delineate here. Remember Buzzy tripping the priest at midnight mass?

Liz said...

We were raised culturally Jewish but we missed out on the religion. We're you ever bar mitzvahed? I know that buzz wasn't until he got married. I consider myself to be raised Unitarian,but mostly to learn morals and ethics. I was lucky enough to be stoned for most of the tried at Methodist and Catholic.

I do remember Buzz tripping the bishop.

Blue Heron said...

I was bar mitzvahed at 38.