Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Tickle My Tichel

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I just found this bit in the NY Times online section. It certainly tickled my invisible tichel -- and funny bone.

Correction: August 27, 2005, Saturday An article on Aug. 19 about a peddler at the bungalow colonies in the Catskills where many Orthodox Jews spend summers misstated the length of Tishah b'Ab, the observance of mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem, when the faithful wear plastic sandals to abstain from leather. It is a single day -- the ninth of the month of Ab -- not nine days. The article also misspelled the term for a head covering sold to some Orthodox women. It is a tichel, not a tickle.


Chaim said...

That's hysterical. Is that something maybe that should have been crossed with a fact checker? Doesn't a small newspaper like the NY Times have one of those?

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Rubin - This is what I've heard, unbelievable as it is, my experiences in being interviewed and written up have borne this out. Magazines must fact check. One of the ways they fact check is by finding the fact in a newspaper. However, newspapers do not have to fact check!

Pearl - I read this when it appeared, but didn't catch the typo. I liked the article and thought of posting it.

Here's a bit of it -

METROPOLITAN DESK | August 19, 2005, Friday

We All Scream for Kosher Socks?; At Catskill Colonies, the Buzz Begins When the Peddler's Truck Pulls In

By ANDREW JACOBS (NYT) 1320 words
Late Edition - Final , Section B , Page 1 , Column 1

Never has a cloud of dust brought so much ... For residents of Bayit Vegan, a bungalow colony with 100 cottages and a summer's worth of pent-up consumer demand, the dust signaled the arrival of Murray Goldwag and his rolling shop of discounted wonders. The buzz began even before he...

Dindel said...

thats too funny on so many levels..