Thursday, October 06, 2005

Record Prices for Yom Kippur Seats at Federal Kollel d'Creedmoor

Rabbi Yaakov Koppel Ferdganver, who will be directing the Federal Kollel d'Creedmoor, Leavenworth branch, for the next 967 years, recently sold the 9 available seats in his Yom Kippur minyan for a record 500,000 food stamps per seat!

Rabbi Ferdganver's appeal was simple: On Yom Kippur, we begin by asking permission "lehispallel im ha'avaryonim" - to pray with the violators! Now, where can one find real avaryonim if not Leavenworth? So, the rabbi was able to sell these seats to a consortium of investors led by one Jack Abramoff, who just may end up in kollel himself soon....

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