I had to ride the Staten Island Ferry today. But I brought my Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera with me so I could take some tourist photos.
Shortly after taking the photo above, two young Lubavitch Hasidim walked down the aisle asking people “are you Jewish?” If you answer “yes,” then they try to talk you into doing a religious ritual with them. They walked right past me without asking. I guess I didn’t look Jewish. Or maybe I just didn’t look like I was in need of a religious ritual.
The Lubavitchers then spent a really long time talking to the guy in the photo above, but I never did see a religious ritual performed, so I guess they weren’t able to convince him of the value of doing a mitzvah.
Even though we are having a heat wave in New York City, the Lubavitch guy on the left is still wearing a dark jacket. The Lubavitch guy on the right went a little crazy and is only wearing a shirt.
Why do the Lubavitch care if non-observant Jews do a religious ritual? I have no idea. I also don’t understand why Christian religious nuts care so much about whether some atheist woman can abort her demon-spawn.