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Monday, March 23, 2009

Kosher Riot?

One Knish, Gefilte Fish, Smoked Fish, Jewish!

OK, this is pretty weird. I wouldn't be surprised if Erica was involved somehow...

Non-Kosher Hot Dog Incites Rage At Jewish Eatery
NEW YORK (CBS) ― It was an all-out frankfurter frenzy this week at a popular Jewish restaurant in Brooklyn, as a certain hot dog caused a near-riot.

It's not what you would expect: a worker in a NYC eatery caught on tape fending off a group of Jewish patrons with an electric knife.

"I was petrified – stuff was going through my mind," a patron who didn't want his name used said. "I want to live. I don't want to get stabbed for a hot dog."

The long-time patron says the chaos broke out when he and a rabbi noticed the frankfurters on the grill were non-Kosher, in a restaurant that's supposed to be dishing out the Kosher variety.

"The package didn't look Kosher," the patron said. "It was the last piece in the package."

Some customers were quick to defend the worker, who was surrounded by, according to some witnesses, a hundred enraged people.

You'd think they'd reach that same level of outrage over Palestinian homicide bombers exploding in Israeli supermarkets, but maybe I'm missing something in translation...