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January 09, 2013

Haredi Yeshiva Student Busted Smuggling iPhones

IPhone 5 handA Bnei Brak haredi yeshiva student returning to Israel from a trip abroad got off his flight from New York City and was arrested moments later by customs agents in Ben-Gurion International Airport  after the agents found that the man was wearing a specially made fringed ritual garment called an arba kanfot that concealed 30 Apple iPhone 5s.

IPhone 5 hand

Haredi Yeshiva Student Busted Smuggling iPhones
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

A Bnei Brak haredi yeshiva student returning to Israel from a trip abroad got off his flight from New York City and was arrested moments later by customs agents in Ben-Gurion International Airport, Yeshiva World reports, after the agents found that the man was wearing a specially made fringed ritual garment called an arba kanfot that concealed 30 Apple iPhone 5s.

The phones are worth about $40,000 on the Israeli market.

The man reportedly told agents that he owns a toy store and that he planned selling the phones there. A family member allegedly sewed the special arba kanfot for him, so he could smuggle the phones through customs.

[Hat Tip: Burich.]

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The rabbis will be very upset. Not because he was smuggling, but because he was smuggling Iphones. He should have had a kosher parnassa, like smuggling Ecstasy.

Maybe he got busted because the tzitzit attached to his arba kanfot were not kosher. He should have checked them before he traveled and then he could have fulfilled the mitzvah of smuggling for his fellow Charedim.

LOL

Probably x-rayed his luggage on arrival and found the 30 chargers and began to wonder...

In the dictionary, this story should be the new entry for "irony"

"Holy iPhone" Opening in 2014 at a theater near you. Starring Jessie Eisenberg.

haredi will do anything for the money .
they cannot have jobs , like any decent human being , to pay for their every day's
needs

anything they do to 'make' money is illegal . they don't realize it , until they are arrested and thrown in jail .
that's the way they learn . but they are not deterred , they'll keep frauding any chance they get .

get a job, damn it !

Is that an adult toy store? Just wondering if he carries the famous multiple pocket tzitzit with the Hole in the middle?

blatant antisemitism!!

when was the last time they checked a non-jews tzizit?

he had no intention of selling them. he brought them in for his holy rebbe to smash them.

You know, I just can't work up any rage at this. Smuggling consumer goods doesn't seem such an avla. Okay, he got caught. They'll just fine him. Cost of doing business.

How did he clear the TSA at Kennedy before boarding?

On top of it all he uses his holy tzitzis to commit a criminal act, he sure knows how to degrade his own religion

arba kanfot / shloshim iphones

5s? Now you're even making up the the phone models.

5s? Now you're even making up the the phone models.

Posted by: SHmarhow? | January 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM


Moron:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Posted by: ah-pee-chorus | January 09, 2013 at 10:21 AM

APC - LOL!! I bet there are people actually saying this on VIN!!!!

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