Sunday, March 16, 2003

NY Jewish Sect Declares Fried God "Delicious!"

Okay, not really. But they do claim that the hebrew-speaking fish was a sign of impending apocolypse. From today's edition of The Observer:

According to two fish-cutters at the New Square Fish Market, the carp was about to be slaughtered and made into gefilte fish for Sabbath dinner when it suddenly began shouting apocalyptic warnings in Hebrew

Sect, the Skver Hassidim, a group of about 7k outside of Manhattan, have declared the 20lb carp was a mystical visitation.

But here's my favorite part of the story: The animated carp commanded Rosen to pray and study the Torah. Rosen tried to kill the fish but injured himself. It was finally butchered by Nivelo and sold.

If a fish started talking to you, would you kill it and sell it? Maybe Rosen was an atheist or something, or maybe he was just one of those people who wants to kill what he doesn't understand (and by my estimation that's pretty much everyone but me and you, and I'm not so sure about you). But hey. Some people. Geez.

posted by boyhowdy | 7:20 PM |

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