Divine Irony

This morning I got a ride to the printing press in a hot Mercedes-Benz sports car. I went to pick up 600 of the Smile cards attached to this post. We arranged for 30 Jewish kids from Ramat Beit Shemesh to hand out these cards, each with a cup of fresh mineral water, to all hot thirsty humans in the Old City of Jerusalem. I met up with world class cinematographer Asher Kaplan, to film the ‘Smile card water handout’ and proceeded to Jaffa gate. It was there we saw a group of Muslim children chanting Tagbir (arise) and Allu Akbar.

Asher pointed out to me that the man leading these children was none other that the infamous anti-Semitic imam who indoctrinates martyrdom and 72 Virgins into these and many other previously innocent children. Ironically, when I took out my iPhone 5 to video the chanting, the indoctrinated children violently sprayed me and my phone with fresh mineral water, that could have been handed out with Smile cards to hot thirsty humans in the Old City of Jerusalem. Divinely Ironic.



About the Author
Yitzchok Meir Malek leads a fresh, grassroots movement with growing and sustainable momentum that uses the power of music, shared events, holiday celebrations, and social projects to provide a deeply meaningful and engaging experience of unity between different kinds of Jews and non Jews alike. He is 30, and has lived in Jerusalem since he moved here alone at the age of 17. By day Yitzchok Meir plans revolutionary events for the city. By night YM plays concerts and is getting ready to release his debut album with Ronny Vance (former president of Geffen Music and Interscope Music, responsible for the signings of Tupac, New Edition, Stephen Sondheim, Bruce Hornsby and Gwen Stephani, and for the placement of such notable songs as "Maniac,” “New Attitude,” and Eric Clapton’s two-time 1998 Grammy winning song "Change The World,") to be released next season. He made aliyah at age 17 from NY because he didn't want to be history, he wanted to be part of making history. He believes that the best way to feel at home in Jerusalem is to grab a musical instrument and walk the streets returning smiles and making new friends. If there’s anything he’s learned about connecting to the community here, it is if you want something to happen, anything, you can make it happen, and you should.