I went looking for videos that would best fit the somber day of 17 b’Tammuz, and I went away feeling that if I embedded here one of those guy-sits-in-front-of-smartphone-camera clips, or even the better ones, I would just tire you out and you’ll never click on it to watch.
So I plugged in the words “fast” and “fasting” and even “Guinness,” figuring I’d get some shots of folks fasting for the record—make the rest of us feel better.
But search engine algorithms have their own way with words, and You Tube offered me “Fastest Time to Eat a Raw Onion.” I figured, this could be of some help to some dude out there struggling with his food desires today – watch the two guys inhaling onions.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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