God must have been Australian. With his smooth-talking accent God was able to convince the Jews to accept the Ten Commandments. It couldn’t have been easy. First he tried to convince them in a cockney accent, and the Jews were like ‘ew’. Then he tried a British Imperial accent, and the Jews were like ‘talk to us in 4,000 years’. But the Australian accent? It’s the type of accent where you can insult my mother and convert me to Islam and I won’t be able to resist. Throw any gimmick my way and I’m guaranteed to listen!
Being a skateboarder has dual benefits for Rabbi Tsap. Apart from the health and wellbeing benefits he derives from the demanding sport, he clearly opens a respectful channel of communication with young people. “The kids have some degree of admiration for me and pay attention to what I say,” he said. “They think of me as a friend. There is affinity and rapport.” //Dockland News
So it is with Rabbi Dovid Tsapp, a man with an irresistible voice. You’re selling me what? One of your books? Your punk band? Your religious Kabbalah values and views on life? Kangol hats? I’ll take it all! I can’t wait until Madonna becomes one of your disciples.
I hope he isn’t wearing a helmet because he knows God will protect his dome from serious brain injuries.
//Did you also wish he had thrown down some ‘gnar’ skateboarding tricks instead of promoting himself and his punk band?*
///Is Dovid the Jewish Tony Hawk or Shaun White?
////Is his beard the source of his magical skateboarding and book-writing powers?
*He does a few more tricks below.