A man got into it with a rabbi in Melbourne, Australia, and threatened that he would do “what Hitler did,” only because he picked up a cell phone when the two were at a red light.
The incident took place on Monday evening, when the rabbi was on his way to shul, stopping at a red light and answering a call on his cell phone, according to the report on the Australian website The Age. Moments after he picked up the cell phone, a man in a nearby vehicle began to shout anti-Semitic epithets at him: “You should have died in Auschwitz.”
“I felt very upset because I came to Australia thinking it was a very open-minded place but to see this happen here in 2019 left me shocked,” the rabbi said. “This is the first time I’ve been threatened just because I’m Jewish.”
Read more at Arutz Sheva.
Picking up a phone while driving makes him a rodef. But its much easier to just blame the other guy.
he was stopped at a red light.
Exactly, using a cellphone has unintended consequence just like this. Put away the phone and that includes the passengers too!!!
You wouldn’t use a cell phone in Shul, so don’t use it in the car.
Mr Innocent, are you implying that the punishment for picking up a cell phone while driving is dying in Auschwitz? And by the way I’m sure you never ever picked up your cell phone while driving…
Mr. Innocent needs his head examined
Not at a red light
Get over it.