As a Hasidic Jew who has never trimmed his beard, I wondered what kind of Hasidic Jew would possibly work at McDonald’s?
And I’m not talking about the Glatt Kosher McDonald’s in Buenos Aires. Working in a non-kosher McDonald’s is pretty much anathema to a Hasidic Jew.
It only took a little bit of searching to find Mort’s YouTube channel for his “Mahi Ministries” (Disclaimer: Missionary videos) and the website for his ministry. He’s clearly a Christian missionary and doesn’t resemble anything close to a Hasidic Jew. But I suppose that wouldn’t make the same headlines?
I guess I’m not surprised by the media’s lack of research. If you’ve ever read a news article about a subject that you’re familiar with you know that they are full of factual errors and lazy reporting. It’s unfortunately rare to find well researched news these days.
But what was Mort’s motivation? Was this all just a cash grab for an easy lawsuit? Publicity? What are your thoughts on the story?