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MartynSinclair
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@ahmad – Ramadan Mubarak. I know its the start of Ramadan as my neighbour gives an open house to all her Jewish friends for dinner as the Ramadan fast is broken, each night. We always reciprocate when we break the singular annual fast for Yom Kippur.

As a practising Jewish person, I get embarrassed each time I witness a Haredi Jew “kicking off” when they are sat next to an unknown women on a flight. It could so easily be avoided, if the Haredi’s would book and pay for a seat in advance to ensure the groups were not sat next to a women.

I am also embarrassed when passengers decide to start praying just as the aircraft is about to descend or hits turbulence. They will always ignore the instructions of Cabin Crew, which I think is very very wrong.

There is a departure route out of TLV that overflies a cemetery. If anyone ever witnesses this…. trust me, it is true

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2307713/Pictured-Orthodox-Jewish-man-covers-PLASTIC-BAG-flight.html

I find this very very embarrassing.

On the flip side, I think it is very insensitive when airlines serve inappropriate food on routes to Israel. I have witnessed bacon sandwiches on BA to TLV as well as shrimp cocktail.. very insensitive.

I read a very interesting article over the weekend about Premiership footballers and how they face Ramadan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/e25557ac-e76b-435f-9bfa-b069230fc68b

I think it is sad when a professional footballer has to lie to his manager about whether he eats or not. He should be judged by is performance on field.

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