… an onion, with layer upon layer…”

And it ain’t just the Torah, as the ultra-orthodox of Israel have discovered.

An ad agency put a billboard up in their neighborhood; the billboard promoted awareness of violence against women.

On that billboard, the agency put the photograph of a woman.

They did this knowing that the nice people in that neighborhood would immediately walk over to the billboard and rip the image of the woman to shreds.

But these men are Torah scholars! These men must know about the onion!

Less than 24 hours after the poster went up, just as [the ad agency] had predicted, the face of the woman in the poster was ripped off … revealing a message that read, “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25.11.03.”

Not to worry, though. I’m sure the haredim will set fires under what remains of the billboard.

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2 Responses to ““The Torah is like …”

  1. janet gool Says:

    My dad would have said, “Hoisted by their own petard”. Clever ad people – they obviously knew what to expect.
    Regards all ’round,

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Janet: Your dad would have chosen exactly the right phrase.

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