Chabad Yeshiva Students Stopped By Cops For "Looking Strange," Asking For Jews
Two Chabad yeshiva students on Merkos shlichus came to an area of Florida near Tampa Bay where few Jews live. They were stopped twice by police after complaints that two "strange looking" men with false beards were acting strangely and asking for Jews.
…In North Pinellas, they have attracted attention. Both Tsvik and Bennish are more than 6 feet tall and wear traditional clothing, including black hats, coats and beards. People turn their heads as the men pass by. Others stop them and ask what they're doing.
"They never saw people like us," said Bennish.
They've been stopped twice by police. Someone reported that the two men entered a convenience store and a watch store asking for Jews, then got into a car and, the caller claimed, removed their "costumes" including beards.…
[Hat Tip: Burich.]