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  • Hasidic poster bears great news: A brand new messiah

    Walking along Tel Aviv's Ben Yehuda Street today, I bumped into the poster shown above. At first I thought it was an advertisement for some anarchic party, but it turned out to be making a religious statement. Inside the toilet bowl are the names of great rabbinical minds of our time. The name of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, head of the Lithuanian school in the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community, floats next to the names of two other leaders of the current: Rabbi Israel Knievski and Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman. Another piece of feces is labeled with the name of Rabbi Ovadia…

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