A scandalous weekend
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The Aussie couple living in the building had been invited to a wedding. Upon further enquiry, the Yemeni bride was marrying a Jew. Not sure if it is better that the man was an American Jew rather than a Yemeni Jew.
Maybe the man will feature on this website soon (Jews for Allah) ... The "Before" and "After" pictures are cool but do need updating. "Jemima" is still there ... that's Jemima Goldsmith (previously Jemima Khan (Mrs Imran Khan) and before than Jemima Goldsmith as well).
At least the conversion will be painless for him (ie. will not require a hospital visit).
Historically, Yemen had a reasonable Jewish minority but many have chosen to resettle in Israel. While Yemeni Jews are held in high regard by Yemenis even today for their traditional skills in silversmithing, they are not held in high regard in other ways. Today, Jewish men are still distinguishable by their two dreadlocks on either side of their faces ... as if for the benefit of my untrained eyes.
Wanna hear the scandal within the scandal? The Aussie couple are not married and are sharing the same room ... the school relaxed its rules for money.