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African Immigrant Knocks Kippa Off Head of MK Stern

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Police have arrested an African immigrant who charged at Knesset Member Elazar Stern in Tel Aviv Sunday night, hit him, knocked his kippa off his head and then stepped on the kippa several times.

MK Stern is a product of a national religious yeshiva, former head of the IDF Manpower Department and now presents Tzipi Livni’s “HaTnua” party in the Knesset.

The unidentified immigrant, who was shirtless at the time despite unseasonably cool weather, waved a cross he was wearing and shouted at Stern. The MK ignored him, apparently angering the immigrant even more.

MK Stern was visiting the neighborhood along with other MKs who had been invited by a local committee to see the problem first-hand.

The low-income area of southern Tel Aviv has attracted thousands of illegal immigrants, causing fear among long-time residents who have been victims of rape and murder and daily theft.

Kippa Man Settles Lawsuits over Spider-Man and Batman

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippas bearing the images of Superman and Spider-Man.

Avi Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, will pay Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers $17,000 each for the unauthorized use of their superheroes’ images. The companies had sued for about $27,000 in damages.

Numerous shops along Ben Yehuda sell merchandise featuring Batman, Spider-Man and other characters, as well as college mascots and professional sports teams.

“They make them in China, I just bring them,” Binyamin told The Jerusalem Post in September after the Marvel Comics lawsuit was filed, adding, “There are 20 stores on this street, they all sell the same thing.”

Lawyers for the two companies told the Israeli daily Maariv that they will file lawsuits against other small stores in Israel that sell their characters’ images without authorization.

Kippah Clip Ultimate Religious Engineer’s Tool

Monday, February 11th, 2013

My 14 year old son was very excited when he saw this yesterday, and made sure to point it out to me:

Making a play on words from the “Leatherman (TM)” multi-use pliers tool,  the joke of the knitted kippa crowd is calling the ubiquitous kippa clip — the “LeatherDOS.”  I’ve posted about it before here – when it (as a joke) was featured in an ad for  the “Srugim” TV show.

But now it has become a reality. Makor Rishon’s “Motzash” magazine discussed this product this past weekend, as did Ma’ariv/NRG. I’ve translated part of the NRG article:

Much to everyone’s surprise, Yaakov Goldberg (who isn’t religious and doesn’t wear a kippa) –  an industrial-design student at the Holon Technical College decided to change the LeatherDOS from a joke to an actual product.

“For years I dreamed of an ‘upgraded’ kippa clip and I always saw my religious friends using their kippa clip for all sorts of things.  I decided to take the idea one step forward and prove that one can truly use a kippa clip for any use.  Within the framework of my studies, we needed to create something from metal, and this was an excellent opportunity to turn my dream into reality.”

During its development stage, Goldberg surveyed his religious friends and collated a long list of possible uses for the clip and chose the most “practical” — knife, screwdrivers, coin replacement for shopping carts.  To date, he has only made 85 of the clips and is selling them for 25 NIS each.  “I know that the regular clip costs about 1 NIS…but everyone who has seen this so far is excited about it and willing to pay the higher price. My costs are high, but if the idea catches on, hopefully I will be able to lower the price,”  Two of the clips have already been sold on ebay to U.S. buyers for the full price.

One day he believes his clip will become the common one for kippa wearers, and he would even want to combine it with USB/disk on key functionality.  Goldberg says he needs to consult with a rabbi about the possible “muktza” issues for wearing a USB kippa clip on shabbat (or a multi-tool clip).

We wish Goldberg lots of success — as this item sounds like a winner!  You can follow the Leatherdos and get more information from his facebook page.

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