Photo Credit: T.O.T.

I found this picture on the T.O.T. blog, with no context: Hershel Schreiber B&H owner STOP.

I would be delighted to get your feedback. I kinda suspect that, being a Satmat Chassid, the demand may have to do with the Internet—seeing as B&H is one of the most successful electronics stores in America. But I could be so off the mark, which means I need the kind of information here that only a Haredi guy from a particular section of Williamsburg can provide.

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BTW, I looked up what B&H stands for, take your pick:

Blimi & Hershel – Blimi is the founder’s wife, and I guess the two of them started the business together when they were very young. Hershel’s business partner, I’m told, is Sam Goldstein, but they still didn’t make it S&H.

Beards & Hats – Most of the guys working at B&H are Haredim. It’s actually funny to watch them running about in their kelly green aprons, like frum elves.

Black & Hats – See Beards & Hats.

B(oruch) & H(ashem) – this one was probably suggested by a BT.

QAnyway, do let me know why these nice gentlemen are so angry, and what is it they want the B&H owner to stop?

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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.