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Photo: Orthodox Jewish Man Covers Himself In Plastic Bag On Plane

We don't often see the classic Twin Peaks phrase "wrapped in plastic" taken so literally—but a Redditor posted the above photo of an Orthodox Jewish man who did just that on a recent flight. Poster "FinalSay" initially assumed the man was covering up because he was in front of women, but others pointed out that it is much more likely that the man is a "Kohen", who are holy priests (or descended from them).
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United States / New York : Gothamist (21 hours ago)

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"Jew In Bag" Opens Up

United States / New York : Gothamist (last year)

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United States / New York : Gothamist (last year)

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