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Licking ice cream cones in public is unztnius

This happened when I was on a little vacay, but in Israel some zealous folks decided to trash an ice cream store in Mea Shearim because that’s what zealots do these days to places they deem unztnius. Seems like everyone is trying to one up each other on how frum they can be by using violence and destruction. I wish the ultra-orthodox would go the way of the Occupy Wall Street crowd and conduct some civil disobedience rallies. Instead of making a chillul Hashem, taking away someone’s livlihood and undermining your religion – try something peaceful.

In all honesty I also find luscious young ladies licking ice cream cones in public to be a terrible breach of tznius, but I would never vandalize a store because I felt so. I would merely avert my eyes, so that my pure mind wasn’t polluted by such pritzus. Of course, you may want to check out the post I wrote about this very topic, way back in 2008, where I told the readers which foods should be banned due to the sexual imagery the yetzer harah forces into our heads when folks eat these items in public. Obviously, these zealots weren’t paying attention. Just another reason to have the internet, sans filters.

It’s only time until those Mea Shearim zealots start burning down fruit stores in protest of all the phallic shaped things they sell. I should mention that the ice cream store in mention, actually had signs asking people not to lick their rapidly melting ice cream cones in public and that there were separate mens and women’s lines in the store.

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  • tesyaa October 26, 2011, 12:15 PM

    I heard that any eating in public at all is untznius.

  • Ze'ev October 26, 2011, 12:36 PM

    Hesh, thanks for the Occupy Wall Street plug! On Simchas Torah I danced there with Chabadniks, transgender Reform rabbinical students, and guys in keffiyehs. This was mamish the first time in my life I’ve seen Jews across the board actually putting aside differences and reveling in the joy of Torah together. We are the 99% and we are building the Sukkat Shalom!

    • Dan October 26, 2011, 1:26 PM

      The only ones who will do that are chabadniks.
      No way real jews are getting involved in that garbage. I’d sooner go to a church than dance with transgender reform rabbinical students at a stupid anti-Semitic rally.

      (And I just had to pour cold water on this. )

    • Dan October 26, 2011, 1:27 PM

      And if you want to start with Occupy, you better be prepared to tell us just exactly what you are demonstrating for. Because none of your fellow occupiers have any idea.

      • Shlomo is at Shul October 26, 2011, 2:12 PM

        What they are demonstrating for is to bring awareness to a set of issues that has been largely ignored- that the distribution of wealth in this country is at an all time level of concentration with the few and that the wealthy have a disproportionate influence on our political system. It’s not cool anymore to make oodles of money without producing anything and then using that money to keep the system tilted in favor of protecting your interests to the exclusion of the unemployed and dispossessed.

        • Dan October 27, 2011, 5:50 AM

          ah. to bring awareness.
          Do they have any ideas for what they want to see done? (Besides killing jews, of course- which has gotten real old, and has never improved any economy thus far)

          • Ze'ev November 3, 2011, 11:04 PM

            No one has proposed killing Jews at any General Assembly. At all. Period. I am a Jew. Many other occupiers are too. They call us anti-Semites because we’re going after the banks. The equating of Jews with finance is in and of itself one of the most damaging tool the real anti-Semites do.
            And yes. There are many possible alternatives to global corporate consumer capitalism.
            Never forget that it was Mussolini himself that defined Fascism as the marriage of corporate and state power.

        • israeli ffb October 27, 2011, 10:41 AM

          So their saying that you shouldn’t be succesful and communism is the way to go

          • Ze'ev November 3, 2011, 10:51 PM

            I’m not a communist and success that comes from theft of epic proportions or that is blind to the suffering of the vast majority of mankind is undeserved. I’m not saying that providing a good life for your family is wrong. I’m saying that 1% of the people don’t produce 40% of the wealth.

      • OfftheDwannaB October 26, 2011, 9:21 PM

        I think its the Man. Hr hasn’t shown his face yet though so it might take a while.

      • Ze'ev November 3, 2011, 10:58 PM

        Actually, most of them are quite well educated and can talk politics and economics in a more fluent tongue most Americans. Don’t believe what you see on Fox and CNN. Ask an occupier and they’ll talk you ear off about why they’re there. No one sleeps in the rain for no reason.

    • Heshy Fried October 26, 2011, 9:05 PM

      I heard the Hakafot were amazing

      • Ze'ev November 3, 2011, 10:47 PM

        Simply breath taking.

  • Ze'ev October 26, 2011, 12:37 PM

    Hesh, thanks for the Occupy Wall Street plug! On Simchas Torah I danced there with Chabadniks, transgender Reform rabbinical students, and guys in keffiyehs. This was mamish the first time in my life I’ve seen Jews across the board actually putting aside differences and reveling in the joy of Torah together. To those who say OWS is anti-semitic all I have to say is check for yourself before you make unfounded accusations. We are the 99% and we are building the Sukkat Shalom!

  • U Avi October 26, 2011, 1:52 PM

    I actually eat in a dark storage closet even at home, lest someone peer in my 7th floor window from across the street and see me consuming some oatmeal. In public I put a black trash bag over my head. When I have a wife I will expect her to not even eat outside the house just go hungry.

  • Woodrow/Conservadox October 26, 2011, 2:43 PM

    I don’t know what Occupy Wall Street stands for either, and I’m not sure I care. But I’d still dance with them on Simchat Torah!

  • Susan October 26, 2011, 4:12 PM

    If the ice cream store sells its wares in cups instead of cones, will that solve the imaginary problem?

  • Crowin' Cock October 26, 2011, 4:32 PM

    Remind me of a joke I heard today:

    Teacher ask the kids in her class the following question:
    “A hunter has a rifle with 3 bullets. 3 birds are on a fence. How many can he kill?”
    Little Jane answers “three”.
    “Very good” says the teacher.

    Little Johny asks “Wait a minute, won’t 2 of the birds fly away when the guy shoots the first one?”
    “Good point” answers the teacher, “incorrect answer but I like the way you’re thinking”.

    Little Johny then asks the teacher:
    “3 women are eating ice cream out of cones. One is sucking, one is licking and one is nibbling. Which one is married?”
    Teachers answers “The one sucking I guess”.
    Little Johny says” Actually, the correct answer is the one with a wedding ring, but I like the way you’re thinking. 😉

  • Tinok ShenishBeth October 26, 2011, 4:51 PM

    Wow. And I thought I had a dirty mind.

    • OfftheDwannaB October 26, 2011, 9:24 PM

      Two rights dont make a wrong.

      • Tinok ShenishBeth October 26, 2011, 11:07 PM

        Ha! At least I enjoy my dirty mind, the Haredi seem to hate their’s.

      • Crowin' Cock October 27, 2011, 6:43 AM


        I call it a functional mind more than a dirty mind.

    • Crowin' Cock October 27, 2011, 6:51 AM


      Once we’re on those “little Johny” jokes, I have another one:

      Teacher asks her class to come up with a sentence containing the word “fascinate”. Little Jane raises her hand, says “I was whale watching with my parents. The size of those huge creatures never fails to fascinate.”
      “Very good”, andswers the teacher. “Anyone else?”
      Little Johny raises his hand.
      “My babysitter has a really tight blue sweater. It has 12 buttons on it, but her boobs are so big she can only fasten 8”. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Little Johny must have spent a ton of time in detention…

  • israeli ffb October 27, 2011, 10:47 AM

    They didn’t stone it bec. Its bad to eat ice cream they stoned it couse it was a hangout where yeshiva guys hung out with sem. Girls

  • Lirehagi October 27, 2011, 8:31 PM

    Ice cream cones go in the Slutty Food Group, along with pickles, bananas, gourds, etc.

    • Tinok ShenishBeth October 29, 2011, 9:59 PM


      • Lirehagi October 30, 2011, 10:13 AM

        Try sketching it from a certain angle. I’m completely serious. They made me switch to sketching a garlic halfway through because the resmeblance was too obvious to allow it to be hung in a school hallway.

        • Tinok ShenishBeth October 31, 2011, 9:31 PM

          Oh, I see! Boob gourds!

          I guess Georgia O’Keeffe inspired flower studies are completely out of the question…

          • Lirehagi November 1, 2011, 5:42 PM

            Oh yeh, when she mentioned O’ Keeffe, I did pass a note to my friend about that…

            There is actually a piece of perverted knowledge for every subject in school….or more than a few pieces. Even math.

  • xy-ds July 18, 2013, 10:41 AM

    What’s up colleagues, its impressive article about teachingand completely explained, keep it up all the time.

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