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Why are Israelis so primitive and superstitious?

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    Donald Trump African Astronaut

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox jedis in northern Israel killed at least 44 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country’s deadliest civilian disasters.

    The stampede began when large numbers of people thronged a narrow tunnel-like passage during the event, according to witnesses and video footage. People began falling on top of each other near the end of the walkway, as they descended slippery metal stairs, witnesses said.

    Avraham Leibe told Israeli public broadcaster Kan that a crush of people trying to descend the mountain caused a “general bedlam” on a slippery metal slope followed by stairs. “Nobody managed to halt,” he said from a hospital bed. “I saw one after the other fall.”

    Video footage showed large numbers of people, most of them black-clad ultra-Orthodox men, squeezed in the tunnel. The Haaretz daily quoted witnesses as saying police barricades had prevented people from exiting quickly.

    The stampede occurred during the celebrations of Lag BaOmer at Mount Meron, the first mass religious gathering to be held legally since Israel lifted nearly all restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The country has seen cases plummet since launching one of the world’s most successful vaccination campaigns late last year.

    Lag BaOmer draws tens of thousands of people, most of them ultra-Orthodox jedis, each year to honor Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a 2nd century sage and mystic who is buried there. Large crowds traditionally light bonfires, pray and dance as part of the celebrations.

    This year, media estimated the crowd at about 100,000 people.
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    cigreting Space Nigga
    it looks like there was amish there too
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    Ghost Black Hole
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    Meanwhile in America...

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    Quick Mix Ready African Astronaut
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    Nile Tuskegee Airman
    People in general are pretty fucking deranged.

    We all probably have strange beliefs, motivations, values.

    It's not like any one person possess "the truth"

    Religious takes on life are just easy shorthand so we don't go crazy thinking about shit all the time.

    Rituals, gatherings, a shared cultural mythos are all valuable.
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