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November 27, 2015 / 15 Kislev, 5776
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The Rustle Belt


Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Here’s a picture of President Barack Obama signing a line worker’s shirt after touring the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 30, 2013.

It used to be president would visit steel plants, textile mills, car assembly lines. But we don’t have much of that any more. To visit those places the president would have to fly to Asia, where we put all those things.

What we assemble in America nowadays are envelopes and boxes with books or jewelry, in fulfillment centers, for minimum wages.

For the tougher jobs we use bubble warp.

Feeling fulfilled yet?

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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