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It’s Not High-Def, It’s Haredim-Def!

Posted By gasmonso On December 3, 2007 @ 10:57 pm In Judaism,Video Clips | 9 Comments

Recently, Israel has begun to roll out HDTV much like the rest of the world. But unlike most of the world, Israel has to cope with an ultra-fanatical religious sect known as the Haredim [1]. Some of you might remember them from the infamous “crosswalk [2]” article I wrote a year ago.

Essentially, these über-religious yokels follow the strictest form of Judaism. They are forbidden to watch television, films, read secular newspapers, surf the Internet for non-business purposes, etc. As a matter of fact, many phone carriers offer cell phones with limited capability just to accommodate the Haredim. But I digress (as usual.)

So when Yes TV [3] of Israel decided to go High Def, they pulled out all the stops and went for broke. Take the Haredim and mix in a little Village People [4] and this is what you get. This is brilliant and quite entertaining when you consider where this is airing. Bravo!

One a side note, I have to wonder what would happen if something like this aired in a Muslim country and targeted fanatical Muslims. Just a thought.

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[1] Haredim: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haredi_Judaism

[2] crosswalk: http://religiousfreaks.com/2006/12/18/green-light-for-more-jewish-stupidities/

[3] Yes TV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_(Israel)

[4] Village People: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMCA_(song)

[5] Get the Flash Player: http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer