MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Some drivers in the suburbs north of New York City were startled when they saw a man waving his arms, honking his horn and flashing a silver badge in a frantic effort to get them to pull over in traffic.Folks, I solemnly swear to you, I have not been impersonating a rabbi in NYC...
Even more surprising was who was suspected of doing it: a respected rabbi.
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski has been arrested in one case and is being investigated in at least two more in which authorities say the apparent reason for trying to pull people over was to rage at them for cutting him off or driving too slowly.
I guess what this story illustrates is that you can be as respected a person as they come and still succumb to the sin of anger. If someone as morally correct as a man of the cloth can come unglued in traffic, threatening to - as he admits - call the police on someone for traveling the speed limit in a school zone, well, then can't we all? Some hold it together better than others, some are seemingly unfazed, some develop ulcers.
And rabbis in NYC flash pretend CRB* and wind up in the back of a squad car.
That is all.
*CRB: Concealed Rabbi Badge