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How to spot an Apikores

In continuing with frummy week, Mordy Ovits of TheKnish.comsent this picture over.

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  • G6 September 23, 2008, 11:50 AM

    Hey! I know that guy!!!!!!

  • Future Druggie September 23, 2008, 11:54 AM

    I have the perfect Shidduch for him! Can you give me his number?

  • OPINIONATED September 23, 2008, 11:57 AM

    I know him too. Tell him that he’s the father of my son, and that the Bris is Thursday.

  • Heimish in bp September 23, 2008, 12:09 PM

    Is that Chaim Berlin???? I thought they wear colored shirts there?

    I know Torah V’Daath does. Very surprising.

  • Frum Punk September 23, 2008, 12:39 PM

    You shouldnt judge. Maybe a blue sock was accidently mixed in with his laundry from the person using the machine before, and he didnt notice because his mind was on Torah.

  • Mordy Ovits September 23, 2008, 12:44 PM

    It’s an actual scan I made of a weekly planner Chaim Berlin sent me (green markup obviously original to me, not CB ;-)).

  • Frum Satire September 23, 2008, 1:38 PM

    Isn’t it funny that diversity in a yeshiva is judged on whether or not there happens to be a guy in a blue shirt.

  • shua September 23, 2008, 2:12 PM

    that was awesome! great laugh

  • Mordy Ovits September 23, 2008, 2:20 PM

    Hesh, Yeshivish Diversity Training is a visit to Jos. A. Bank πŸ˜‰

  • Raizy September 23, 2008, 3:12 PM

    I’m laughing too hard to comment.

  • Chavi September 23, 2008, 3:55 PM

    Oh that’s awesome πŸ™‚

  • Dave September 23, 2008, 4:50 PM

    And here I was looking for the guy with the T-Shirt that said “Freygt mir veygn mayne shikse”

  • Left Brooklyn September 23, 2008, 9:07 PM

    Is he an apikores or just someone heading off the derech for having a mind of his own.

    oops. i forgot you can’t think for yourself, that is what the Rabbi’s are supposed to be doing (thinking for you).

  • Former Teacher September 23, 2008, 9:21 PM

    Roses are red.
    Violets are blue.
    Not your shirt!
    I hate you.

  • Mikeinmidwood September 23, 2008, 9:42 PM

    That was awesome had me rolling.

  • Rishona September 23, 2008, 10:06 PM

    For real….or photoshopped?

  • Chavi September 23, 2008, 10:13 PM

    The blue of that shirt is far too perfect to be photoshopped. πŸ˜€

  • Chossid September 23, 2008, 10:17 PM

    The clothes you wear and the manners you adopt eventually affect you bpnimius as well. If you dress like a behaima, talk like a behaima, eat like a behaima, etc. you will eventually become a behaima.

    So too..nah I’m kiddng I’m wearing a striped shirt as we speak.

  • Frum Satire September 23, 2008, 11:06 PM

    You know I am not sure if its photoshopped or not.

  • Gruven_Reuven September 23, 2008, 11:36 PM

    Where is Waldo… The Yeshiva edition

  • solamente September 24, 2008, 12:37 AM

    Gruven Reuven, that’s actually a great idea for the kids! πŸ™‚

  • Lady-Light September 24, 2008, 2:16 AM

    ROTFLOL – this is funny! (It’s a wonder he didn’t have a sign on his back which read, “kick me, I’m an apikores.”)
    Your commenters are hysterical, too: ‘I know that guy!” “You shouldnt judge. Maybe a blue sock was accidently mixed in with his laundry…”
    “Where is Waldo… The Yeshiva edition…”

    Probably failed the fahehr, too…

  • Rob September 24, 2008, 7:50 AM

    Thats you isn’t it Rabbi Satire. Didn’t you say you wear blue shirts instead of the white ones since your father told you they stay clean better.

  • Mordy Ovits September 24, 2008, 9:25 AM

    It’s real, not photoshopped. Anyone who receives CB fundraising mail can confirm it.

  • Daniel September 24, 2008, 9:43 AM

    So, I guess this Yeshiva can be considered “open minded”.

  • lakewookfallingdown September 24, 2008, 12:01 PM

    A clorox commercial popped into my head when I saw the picture. Can you reverse circle everyone else and write “fakers”?

  • stam September 24, 2008, 12:05 PM

    i have some interested friends

  • chanief September 24, 2008, 12:16 PM

    Oh no. Another one bites the dust. Good thing no one can see his face, because while his parents must be deeply ashamed, there is no reason to rub their faces in it.

  • Mikeinmidwood September 24, 2008, 8:01 PM

    The guy learning next to him must be doing kiruv.

  • HadassahSabo September 24, 2008, 11:09 PM

    hey maybe he is a Jewish cop who dropped in to chap a chavrusa while on break from arresting criminals?

    y0u never know!!

  • Shul Candyman September 25, 2008, 1:17 AM

    Spot-on. That was me in yeshiva g’dola. Blame my grandmother, she gave me the shirt.

  • Leroy October 3, 2008, 4:01 PM

    Kudos to MCB for admitting a person of color.

  • Someone August 20, 2009, 11:15 PM

    Reminds me of a simpsons episode where homer came to work in a pink shirt and everyone was starring at him.

  • Mark August 21, 2009, 1:34 AM
  • Flash August 21, 2009, 12:38 PM

    I heard from senior members of baal tshuva community, that this apikores has done tshuva. The new 2010 Chaim Berlin calendar shows this person wearing a white shirt. – Most likely he has been turfed, replaced by a robot, and now YU.

  • Flash August 21, 2009, 12:39 PM

    sorry for the typo-
    and is now attending YU

  • Mark August 21, 2009, 12:39 PM

    More about this a year later –


    Chaim Berlin apparently doesn’t tolerate blue shirts anymore.

  • Dave August 27, 2009, 4:54 PM

    Daniel, Did ou say open minded or open ended!

  • Anonymous August 27, 2009, 8:48 PM

    don’t you people have a life??

  • Anonymous August 27, 2009, 8:49 PM


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