Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Humor: Plane Landing

A moment of Israeli cultural humor...

The El Al plane landed at Ben Gurion airport, and as it taxied to the terminal, the voice of the captain came on:

"Please remain seated with your seat belts fastened until this plane has come to a complete stop at the gate, and the seat belt signs have been turned off. We also wish to remind you that cell phones may not be used until the exit doors have been opened.

"To those who are still seated, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Israel. To those of you standing in the aisles and talking on your cell phones, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah, and welcome back home."

7 comments:

Myfanwy said...

That is pretty funny.

Neshama said...

.... and a partridge in a pear tree to you too!

Izzy said...

That's hilarious!

miriam said...

There's no place like home, and nothing like family! lol

yid38 said...

This type of 'humor' perpetuates how Jews often disregard the laws of the land. Chillul Hashem.

Akiva said...

I disagree. This humor demonstrates certain cultural attitudes.

The fact that MOST Americans disregard the speed limit doesn't mean most Americans are law breakers, it means the letter of the state law is not in line with the operational culture.

Even in halacha we find instances of "the Shulchan Aruch says but everyone does...", we even have a few halachot that are written in the Shulchan Aruch as "everyone does...therefore the halacha is."

My friend, you may want to discuss how halacha, minhag and culture interact with your rav.

Anonymous said...

our cultural attitudes are quite unique. The joke is sadly true.

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