Thursday, November 15, 2007


mass rabbinic arrest
mass rabbinic a.c.d.
mass rabbinic impact
mass rabbinic closure

Well, it's over.

Seven months ago, 22 people — mostly rabbis, with a few rabbinical students and a non-rabbinic community leader or two — were arrested in an act of civil disobedience obstructing pedestrian traffic outside the UN in order to protest the government of Iran.


Six months ago, those same protesters appeared in court and were granted Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal — an automatic retroactive dismissal of charges contingent on staying out of trouble for six months.

Today was their ACD day.

However, I think it's safe to assume that the story doesn't quite end here. The government of Iran's terrorist proxy machinations and nuclear aspirations continue. How will Jewish leaders take a stand next time? Stay tuned...


Blogger The back of the hill said...

Good to hear that the charge(s) were dismissed.

11/15/2007 11:38 PM  
Blogger Lion of Zion said...

you're lucky. my dad was arrested once with some beitar buddies in the mid 60s for having a party (as he called the sit-in) in the syrian mission to the UN. they were arrested, but the (jewish) judge wanted to prove something so he refused to let them off. his record came back to haunt him a couple of times

11/18/2007 7:48 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Lion of Zion:

Well, I'm not personally lucky because i wasn't a participant in the protest, i was just a journalist covering the story.

And this is why you need to coordinate civil disobedience protests with the police beforehand :-P

11/18/2007 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Hatam Soferet said...

Ideally they'd wait one day and then start over. What think?

11/18/2007 10:07 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Hatam Soferet:

i half expected them to pull something like that, but they didn't.

11/18/2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

I still like how Ben looks there... really classy, ya know?

11/22/2007 7:40 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...


i feel like if i tried something like this, i would be tugging at my tallis the whole time trying to make sure it doesn't look stupid. some people just get it naturally :-P

11/22/2007 10:04 AM  

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