Identity, Justice

The Syrian Rub

So, by now we’ve all heard about the bust involving political leaders and Syrian Rabbis in New Jersey:

NEWARK (Reuters) – Dozens of New Jersey politicians, officials and prominent rabbis were arrested on Thursday in a sweeping federal probe that uncovered political corruption, human organ sales and money laundering from New York to Israel, officials said.

When they confronted Levy Izhak Rosenbaum with charges that he’d been selling human organs, I wonder what he said. I sorta hope he shot back with “I may not be Sephardi, but I sure am in to kidneyot.”

5 thoughts on “The Syrian Rub

  1. I thought the same thing. From what I have been able to tell Rosenbaum is not actually Sephardi (although has major dealings with Dwek). Apologies for the incorrect implication. Luckily since the whole post is based on a hypothetical exchange, I think it is okay.

  2. His name isn’t Syrian. But it might be a transplanted name.
    In my little beach burg, the S-people whose electronic stores line the main drag, are often accused of selling electronic gear that are shells, with nothing inside.
    So Levi Yitzkhaq sounds Syrian.
    One last thing: doesn’t one pay about $160,000 to the hospital to have his adenoids removed? So all hospitals are Syrian?

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