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What happened to the Asian Orthodox Jew?

It occurred to me today that it has been more than a year and a half since I last saw the Asian Orthodox Jew. What happened to him? Did he find a better job (so we no longer cross paths)? Did he renounce Judaism because the food tastes so bad?

Now, all I see are pasty-white Orthodox. The ultra-Orthodox really need to recruit more Jews of Color so that Haredi Judaism can benefit from diversity.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 20, 2019 at 9:22 AM

Posted in New York City, Religion

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  1. Maybe adding a little spice like curry to their community might be the cure. You mean, BO, oh no!

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    September 20, 2019 at 9:45 AM

  2. I remember reading an article in the NYT a while back about a black Hasid as well.

    At the mall in upstate NY we frequent, a few weeks ago there was a gaggle of Mennonite teenaged girls on a shopping trip in standard Amish/Mennonite dress. One of them was very Hispanic.

    ta-nehisi rabinowitz

    September 20, 2019 at 10:59 AM

  3. Another job, most likely. People change jobs much more than they change religions.



    September 20, 2019 at 11:33 AM

  4. Are you sure he was Asian? If you were walking down the street and caught a glimpse of Leonid Brezhnev, you might think he was Asian even though he wasn’t. He might just have heavy eyelids or something.

    Or it might be a case like Bjork where the guy reflects ancient Asian ancestry via Russia, the Silk Road, the Khazars, etc.


    September 20, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    • He was DEFINITELY Asian. I know what an Asian looks like.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      September 20, 2019 at 1:23 PM

      • Genetic studies show that Ashkenazim have a tinge of Chinese ancestry. Does this account for their higher IQs and their love for Chinese food?

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        September 20, 2019 at 1:49 PM

      • No.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        September 20, 2019 at 2:53 PM

      • Just looks old.

        Anyway, there is no reason for kosher food to taste bad. If it does taste bad, it probably has more to do with whatever their ethnic background is like maybe Russian or Norwegian or some such where there was not always much variety or available spices, etc. All kinds of great stuff can be fixed kosher, burgers, fries, bar b q, fish, pastries. Here in Houston, one of the most popular gourmet bakeries is a kosher bakery. It is popular with everyone.

        not too late

        September 20, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    • Bjork does not have “ancient Asian ancestry”. Her distinctive eyes aren’t even the result of epicanthic folds. She just has high cheekbones.


      September 20, 2019 at 2:04 PM

      • They say Renee Zellweger is Sami – the PC word for Lapp.


        September 20, 2019 at 3:11 PM

      • I thought she had Inuit ancestry


        September 20, 2019 at 4:44 PM

      • It could be ancient Eskimo ancestry. The Vikings came into contact with Eskimo type people.

        I don’t know if Bjork technically has epicanthic folds or not, but her eyes are clearly slanted compared to regular European eyes.

        She doesn’t look Nordic, which is what Icelanders look like, and both of her parents are Icelandic. If you saw her on the street and didn’t know who she was, you wouldn’t think she was Icelandic.


        September 20, 2019 at 5:08 PM

      • Bjork is from Iceland. Inuit live in Greenland not Iceland. Icelanders are half Scandinavian (Norwegian) and half Celtic (Scottish and Irish). The Celtic part is surprising to everyone but the Icelanders themselves.

        Renée Zellweger is part Sami through her Norwegian mother. There are a few Inuit in the northernmost part of Russia and Finland. But the Sami are not Inuit and have no genetic link to them. Sami are 100% European.


        September 20, 2019 at 11:55 PM

      • I’m not saying Bjork isn’t Icelandic. I’m saying that she could be a throwback


        September 21, 2019 at 3:31 PM

      • “I’m not saying Bjork isn’t Icelandic. I’m saying that she could be a throwback”

        I’m not seeing it. It seems you are desperately looking for something that isn’t there.

        Mike Street Station

        September 22, 2019 at 8:53 AM

      • I thought it was a pretty common view that Bjork looks weird and doesn’t look like the typical Icelander. A British interviewer brings this up at around 0:29 in this interview, and Bjork says that she doesn’t resemble the typical Icelander:


        September 22, 2019 at 2:25 PM

      • “60 Minutes” in Iceland 1976 and a little more

        MEH 0910

        September 22, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    • Björk is Russian/Khazar?

      Blue Tribe Dissident

      September 20, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    • Lenin looked a bit Asian himself.

      I read a book about some outdoor adventurists in Russia in 1958 or 59. They went out to some mountain and ended up dead, they apparently fled their tents due to a type of sound wave. But I bring them up because the rescue effort mentioned some “natives” that Communism had not absorbed. They were still living like before, hunting and such. They looked European I think. It was somewhat near Yekaterinburg .

      I had no idea they could exist. I assumed Communism was a steamroller. But the USSR was awfully big.

      Just checked. Snopes says it’s unsolved but the book I read said the sound wave explanation was convincing. The native were called “Mansi”.

      Frau Katze

      September 20, 2019 at 7:45 PM

      • There’s a supernaturalized movie on this incident, Dyatlov’s Pass (2013). I wrote the (rather lengthy) synopsis of it for imdb. The movie is pretty good.


        September 21, 2019 at 11:11 AM

      • Never heard of the Dyatlov’s Pass mystery until now.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        September 21, 2019 at 11:29 AM

      • The sound explanation is possible, but so is fleeing a wolf or bear attack.



        September 21, 2019 at 1:47 PM

      • One theory is that the Mansi tribesmen attacked the hikers for trespassing on their hunting grounds, causing the hikers to flee their tent into the lethal cold. Mansi participation in the recovery effort was just an attempt to conceal their involvement. An issue with that theory is that the Mansi didn’t normally hunt in that specific area because game was scarce.



        September 21, 2019 at 5:44 PM

      • @Lion It is a very bizarre story. The book I read considered Mansi but discounted them. They had no motive and acted helpful. But look into it. It’s one of the strangest things that I’ve ever read. And I’ve read a lot.

        Frau Katze

        September 21, 2019 at 8:41 PM

      • @Lion The book I read is “Dead Mountain” by Donnie Eichar, an American who visited the area and interviewed everyone who would talk to him. He became fascinated with the case.

        He also spoke to at least one American scientist. He is not into supernatural or stuff like that.

        Frau Katze

        September 21, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    • This dude reminds me of John Quinones, who’s a well known ABC News correspondent. A remarkable Mestizo guy who is able to adapt to Anglo norms of Greater America, more so than a greasy White Cuban from Miami or Puerto Rican sh!thead from NYC.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      September 20, 2019 at 9:51 PM

  5. Are the Hasidic in NYC from Israel or some European country? Why do African-Americans seem to not like them?


    September 20, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    • They are mostly from Poland and the Ukraine.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      September 20, 2019 at 1:42 PM

      • Mostly from Hungary, Poland, White Russia/Lithuania, Ukraine in this order. Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944 and half of the Hungarian Jewry survived, this accounts for the Hungarian dominance.


        September 20, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    • “Why do African-Americans seem to not like them?”

      Because they’re white and stand out. They also live near blacks which makes them easier to get to. People who don’t live around or go to school with ghetto blacks have no idea what the msm is hiding. Hasedi problem don’t know the full extent, either, because they isolate themselves in their own community.


      September 20, 2019 at 3:09 PM

      • That’s true they don’t.


        September 20, 2019 at 5:42 PM

      • Well, with those neighbors, you can hardly blame them.

        not too late

        September 20, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    • Hasidic Judaism originated in what is now Ukraine, not any other place. Today, they flock to Ukraine to visit sacred sites like Muslims flock to Saudi Arabia.

      My 2¢

      September 20, 2019 at 8:25 PM

  6. Did he look like Eli Marom, the Chinese-Israeli former commander of the Israeli Navy?


    September 20, 2019 at 5:12 PM

  7. Maybe he just moved to Israel or France where half of the Orthodox community is not Ashkenazi and more “diverse”. I applaud the Orthodox Jews in America for not adopting all this diversity bullshit and keeping to their principles.
    Why do you have this inferiority complex about ashkenazi food? Ashkenazi food is good like any other food, it is just associated in your head with your prole upbringing.


    September 20, 2019 at 6:53 PM

  8. What happened to the Asian Orthodox Jew?

    Sum ting wong?


    September 20, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    • I think this guy is a lot funner than Lion’s Eastern Asiatic Kosher boy whom he misses.

      This guy plays up the negative stereotypes of being a Chinese, while being Hasidic Jewish. Wait, do 2 negatives make a positive?

      Furthermore, he’s seems like a dyslexic with mild retardation who found solace in Judaism, which he couldn’t find in China.

      Could you imagine a dyslexic Chinese guy citing from the Talmud? What in the world…

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      September 21, 2019 at 2:11 PM

      • I love the surprise ending. All of his Hasidic clothes are made in China.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        September 21, 2019 at 3:26 PM

      • I was waiting for him to say “the rine was so rong at the bank today”


        September 21, 2019 at 3:54 PM

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