July 11, 2021 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #1990305
Now that most of the people are traveling en mass [excluding one or two covid phobic people who shall remain nameless], I am sure everyone has a funny story or two that occured while traveling.
Here is one of mine to get started started:
We had gone to one of the national parks in the south and put together a minyan and borrowed a sefer torah over shabbos from a nearby Chabad, the Chabad shul had a mikvah and my son being a chasidish bucher wanted to go to mikvah before shabbos so he asked the shalich who gave his ok,
the shalich’s 8 year old son never saw the mikva in use and knew what when you convert you use a mikva, so when my son came out of the mikva building he asked my son are you Jewish?July 12, 2021 11:44 am at 11:44 am #1990721
I’m surprised the Rav didn’t use the mikveh himself (and take his son along for the same reason)
Do you want current or old (pre covid) stories?July 12, 2021 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm #1990740
I guess at 8 your are still too young to go and I guess he never saw his father use it.
Either current or prior as long as they are funny or out of the boxJuly 12, 2021 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #1990827ujmParticipant
Eight year olds definitely go and use it.July 12, 2021 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #1990923Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
> Rav didn’t use the mikveh himself (and take his son along for the same reason)
the father should not go with the son, or a Rav with the communityJuly 12, 2021 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #1990943
Always ask questions,
It’s fine if you don’t see him unclothed (you wait outside until he gets dressed then he sees you go in (I know someone that does that)July 12, 2021 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #1990946
I went with a bunch of guys to a chasuna where we had to fly to and one of the people was late on the return flight so he called the airline with a bomb threat so the plane would be delayed (this was post 9/11)July 12, 2021 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #1990948🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
You thought that was funny?!July 13, 2021 8:02 am at 8:02 am #1991003
I have a funny story from my bucherish years, we drove to my friends chasuanah in St. Louis and stopped to get gas and daven mincha in this tiny town in Indiana, the gas station attendant saw six guys standing still and swaying and promptly called the sheriff.July 13, 2021 9:22 am at 9:22 am #1991036
I left out the aftermath
What I thought he did was stupid (the lawyer said so also) but that’s the closest thing to a funny story I haveJuly 13, 2021 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #1991280ParticipantParticipant
once when I was traveling, someone shared the following joke (read off a laffy taffy):
q: what flower is on your face?
a: tulips.July 13, 2021 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #1991293ParticipantParticipant
well, that’s pretty funny.
why isn’t everyone laughing?July 14, 2021 11:12 am at 11:12 am #1991458GoldilocksParticipant
Your story is not the least bit funny.
Not even close.July 28, 2021 10:47 am at 10:47 am #1995304July 28, 2021 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #1995325GadolhadorahParticipant
Without going into details, one of the flight attendants on a flight from JFK to Tokyo went on the public address system to alert the passengers that a group of frum yidden on board were going to daven and as part of their “prayer service”, would be waving around “bamboo sticks with pointed tips with a lemon attached”….her subsequent effort to describe arba minim was both hysterical but highly respectful.August 2, 2021 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #1996499Shimon NodelParticipant
How about the time they caught me at Ben Gurion with a carry on full of cigarette cartons? Oy what a moment that was! I feel bad for the guy who had to burn all those cigarettes though. Those are the rules!August 3, 2021 9:34 am at 9:34 am #1996605
I was in a city called Oaxaca Mexico some 300 miles south of Mexico City that is 2/3 Aztec, we are walking down the street and this guy knocks on the window and motions us to come in we kept on walking, he runs out and yells “rak shenya bo henayna”, he was an Israeli who opened an electronic store there and we were the first yidden he saw in 2 years
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