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Lubavitchers and Elvis Impersonators are Strikingly Similar

No matter what sect of Judaism you belong to, I am pretty sure you have had some exposure to Chabad, whether it was during that indoctrinating Birthright trip, a free Shabbat meal on your college campus, or a protest against … Read More

By / January 12, 2009

No matter what sect of Judaism you belong to, I am pretty sure you have had some exposure to Chabad, whether it was during that indoctrinating Birthright trip, a free Shabbat meal on your college campus, or a protest against public menorah placement on grounds of separation of church and state. You may have noticed that Lubavitchers like to drink vodka, sing old Chassidic songs and have smoking hot wives.

You may have also noticed some of the commonalities between all things Lubavitch and the bizarro universe of Elvis Presley: 

Lubavitchers:

– They dress like their Rebbe.

– They have enshrined 770 (their headquarters in Brooklyn).

– Many of them believe that the Lubavitcher Rebbe is king. Some even claim he is alive – and many claim to have seen him at some point or another. 

Elvis Impersonators:

– They dress like their ‘Rebbe’ – or shall we say Elvis.

– They’ve enshrined Graceland.

– They still think that Elvis is king. Some Elvis fans and impersonators still think that he is alive – and many claim to have seen him.

Looks pretty similar to me; what do you think?