Yup, this is my neighborhood. Apparently “Mitzvah Tanks” are common (at least according to whomever wrote the Wikipedia entry), but this is the first one I’ve ever seen. Seeing this R.V. drive down an extremely Caribbean stretch of Nostrand Ave gave me my fill of culture shock for the day. Brooklyn rules!
In case it’s not clear, the poster toward the front of the RV is of the Lubavitch messiah, who’s headquarters is about half a mile from me. You have most likely seen his flyers on the subway at some point. This brings me to another point: This messiah guy has been DEAD for over fourteen years. What! I just found this out, and honestly, felt a little cheated. But maybe that’s HOW he became messiah? I don’t really know how this stuff works, I gotta do some research. I will fill you in!
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2 responses to “Judaism, to go”
Those three illustrations are pretty confusing. The left one looks like a woman putting a giant cookie into a toaster, the second, middle one looks like a normal guy and a cowboy are sharing an accordion, and the third looks like a woman choosing between two swords. Can I get that with a side of matzah to go?
Ah… that explains the second one a bit better. I thought he was showing a collection of wallet photos to an old school gangster. Makes so much sense now…