Thursday, October 31, 2013

Classic Chassidic Comedy: Siddur Finger - A Synagogue Hazard. Is It Covered By Obamacare?


Mendy Pellin is our favorite Chassidic comedian. We've been running his shtick for four years, and he keeps inventing new routines, from his Mendy Report on Chabad TV to the comedy midrash he created on the Jewbellish site that he co-founded recently.

We discovered another one of Mendy's gems from a few years back that may raise concerns about the comprehensiveness of medical coverage. We haven't been able to find out whether the new insurance plans that are in compliance with the Affordable Care Act provide full coverage for treatment of this blood clot disorder.

In this video Mendy focuses on Siddur Finger,or index avascular necrosis, a condition that arises when a synagogue congregant holds the place in the siddur with his finger while also holding a chumash during a Torah reading and rabbi's sermon which can last an hour or more. He explains that keeping the finger in this position for an extended period could leave the finger as flat as gum on the asphalt of the subway system.

Enjoy!

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