Sex offender becomes rebbe
Yaakov Yitzhak Rata, who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for rape, released from jail and immediately inherits new position from his father, who died during his imprisonment
The father of the rapist rabbi was Rabbi Avraham Chaim Rata, who was known as the "Shomrei Emumim Rebbe" and died last summer. He led a small congregation of 200 followers based in Jerusalem.In order to prevent any succession disputes, the rabbi wrote in his will that all his sons and sons-in-law would take his place in the congregation's leadership, each in a different concentration of followers. So now his son, ex-convict Yaakov Yitzhak, who is in his 50s, has come out of prison straight into the leadership of one of the Shomeri Emumim communities scattered across the country.
Про то, как главой хасидского двора становился маленький мальчик, мне слышать доводилось (хотя подробностей, увы, не помню). Но вот такое - кажется, в первый раз.
2. Совершенно восхитительный мульт про
Самый смак - примерно 1:02
Где-то еще был правоверный извод передачи "Спокойной ночи, малыши", с совершенно укуренными персонажами. Но что-то не могу найти.
3. Про Филарета Киевского и папу Франциска все, думаю, уже в курсе.