Friday, April 22, 2005

Great moments in misogyny

DovBear: So Rabbi, do I need to move my stove and refrigerator to get at whatever might be beneath it?

Rabbi (Hasidic): Nah. The Mishna Berurah rules this is unnecessary. If you can't get at the chometz you don't need to worry about it. But don't repeat this at home?

DovBear: Don't repeat this at home?

Rabbi: Cleaning for Pesach is the biggest thing in a Jewish woman's life. It's her one opportunity to really exert herself for a mitzvah. She won't be mekabel [willing to accept the leniancy] and she'll just think you're a shaigetz. [irreligious.]

DovBear: !!!