The “Shawarma King” kosher eatery in Borough Park, Brooklyn was the site of a near riot when a non-kosher hot dog was almost served, causing the proprietor to have to fight off angry costumers with and electric knife normally used for slicing lamb (see above video).
The Rabbi who certified the restaurant Kosher seemed to rationalize the explosion of violence, calling the frankfurter fowl-up “a terrible mistake.” Perhaps the Rabbi needs a refresher course on what exactly a terrible mistake is. So here it is:
Leaving your baby in a hot car with the windows rolled up a terrible mistake.
A one night stand which results in contracting the AIDS virus is a terrible mistake.
Accidentally hitting the launch button on a nuclear missile is a terrible mistake.
You know, I’ve just read over what I’ve written. Perhaps I’m being a little too hard on the Rabbi? After all, his treatment of the hot dog brouhaha is nowhere near as bad as the handling of wieners by many Christian clerics today.