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The King in Jerusalem


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The King in Jerusalem

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An Israeli Elvis impersonator preformed Saturday night in a restaurant near Jerusalem, in honor of the 35th anniversary of the King’s death.

Elvis impersonators are divided into those who do the young king and those who depict him in his later years, when he let himself go. This one is decidedly of the latter category.

Elvis Aaron Presley died unexpectedly on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42, from prescription drug abuse and severely compromised health.

As a teenager, Elvis was Shabbes goy for his Jewish neighbors, joining a respectable list that includes Colin Powell, Mario Cuomo and Martin Scorsese.

August 16th is not a good date for large-bulk celebrities. In 2003 on this day, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died.

I’m going on the treadmill today, no ifs or buts.

Yori Yanover

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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