Wednesday, November 5, 2014
After a wave of news reports about a group of Haredi El Al passengers refusing to sit next to women on a flight from New York to Israel, Joel and Stephen Levinson, comedy writers and video producers from Dayton, Ohio saw an opportunity.
Writing in Tablet, the on-line Jewish magazine, they created and shared a parody of the in-flight safety video that airlines use to make passengers aware of the airline's safety features and demonstrate their use.
Unlike actual videos shown pre-flight, this one advises "Should you discover that you are seated next to a woman, release your seat belt and proceed to any of the male congregation areas."
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)