There’s an Orthodox Jewish joke that goes something like this:[warning: it's a bit dirty]
A modern, Orthodox, Jewish couple, preparing for a religious wedding, meets with their rabbi for counseling.
The rabbi asks if they have any last questions before they leave.
The man asks, “Rabbi, we realize it’s tradition for men to dance with men, and women to dance with women at the reception. But, we’d like your permission to dance together.”
“Absolutely not,” says the rabbi. “It’s immodest. Men and women always dance separately.”
”So after the ceremony I can’t even dance with my own wife?”
“No,” answered the rabbi. “It’s forbidden.”
“Well, okay,” says the man, “what about sex?
Can we finally have sex?”
“Of course!” replies the rabbi. “Sex is a mitzvah (good thing) within marriage, to have children!”
“What about different positions?” asks the man.
“No problem,” says the rabbi. “It’s a mitzvah!”
“Woman on top?” the man asks.
“Sure,” says the rabbi. “Go for it! It’s a mitzvah!”
“Sure! Another mitzvah!”
“On the kitchen table?”
“Yes, yes! A mitzvah!”
“Can we do it on rubber sheets with a bottle of hot oil, a couple of vibrators, a leather harness, a bucket of honey and a porno video?”
“You may indeed. It’s all a mitzvah!”
“Can we do it standing up?”
“No.” says the rabbi.”
“Why not?” asks the man.
“It could lead to dancing!”
The same could be said for Gangnam Style.
According to the report, the soldiers entered the club while on patrol on Monday, after hearing the song Gangnam Style by Psy coming from the building.
The footage aired by Channel 2 purportedly shows a soldier in IDF uniform, fully armed, sitting on the shoulders of a Palestinian club-goer, even clasping hands with another man at the club.
Channel 2 said that the club was frequented by members of a Palestinian clan known for its pro-Hamas tendencies.
The army has suspended the soldiers from duty until the end of the investigation, the television station said, quoting the IDF as saying that it views the incident with utmost gravity.
I guess the instructional anti-dance video did not work.
Personally, I am a bit conflicted about this. On one hand, the idea of IDF soldiers dancing with palestinians gives me the warm and fuzzies. On the other hand, dancing in a room full of possibly pro-Hamas palestinians sounds dangerous and stupid. All we need now is another Gilad Shalit or two.
Update: A reader of EoZ informs him that the palestinian clan involved - the Jabari family in Hebron – is known as being very pro-Israel and the Jews of Hebron know and respect the clan’s leader.
There are, indeed, pro-Hamas Jabaris, but I am not sure if any of them remain in Hebron. For instance, regarding deceased Hamashole Ahmed Jabari, the following was reported:
Jabari was an unlikely successor. Born in 1960 in the village of Saja’iea, Gaza, he was the son of a family from Hebron that had been forced to leave the West Bank on account of a blood feud
In short: the pro-Hamas angle to this story may not be accurate, although it is understandable where it came from.