Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Department of Reasons to Read Your Neighborhood Paper

Introducing as evidence the following brief from the June 4–30 issue of Greenline: The North Brooklyn Community News (no online presence):
Rabbis in Jerusalem issued a ban on human-hair wigs from India last month, causing hundreds of wigs to be burned on the street around midnight on May 16. Members of the Satmar community burned the wigs on Rodney Street after the ruling stating that the hair might have been used in Hindu ceremonies. The crowds were mostly calm, police charged at least one person with disorderly conduct.

I love it.