Report: Two leading rabbis [DB: The Ger Rebbe and Aharon Leib Steinman] buy all first class tickets, ask El Al to only post male stewards on flight so they do not have to see women on way to America.
I'm offended. How many in the Ger community are struggling to get by, and subsizing on government assistance? Quite a few, I'll bet. And their grand rebbe treats himself, not just to a first class ticket to America, but to the entire first class section?
Each of those empty seats costs in the vicinity of $10,000. A decent pair of sunglasses costs $100, and what about his gartle? In a pinch, that could serve as a blindfold. Or how's this for a wild idea: he could just close his eyes.
What the guy should have done, is given the seats to people who were going to Israel anyway. It would still have been a collasal waste of Ger money, but at least the Rebba wouldn't have been the only one to benefit.
And please, let's not lose sight (ha!) of another important fact: IT IS NOT OSUR TO LOOK AT WOMEN.