The Israeli ‘Games of Chef’ TV series has a history of picking “interesting” candidates for the competition. The last program (May 22, 2018) presented, among others, two men: Tamir, a person who recently became ultra-Orthodox, and, Leizer, who has left the “Haredi” (ultra-Orthodox) world and became secular.
The two were preparing their dishes at the same kitchen, at the same time. It was funny to observe the dialog that developed between these two. One can learn a lot from this.
Tamir: Blessed are you, God, through whose word everything comes into being.
Leizer: Well, whatever.
Tamir: Did you say “Amen”?
Leizer: No, I said “Whatever”.
Tamir: It’s your miss, bro. There is no unbelieving Jew. You cannot run away from yourself.
Leizer: Why? I am not running from myself, I have run away into myself.
… [some irrelevant parts of the conversation] …
Tamir: What about Teffilin? (Phylacteries, a Jewish ritual device)
Leizer: What about Tefillin?
Tamir: Do you want to use it after cooking here?
Leizer: Ah, no. One doesn’t repeat the same mistake twice.
Tamir: Wow… Speaking with forked tongue. He doesn’t believe what he says.
Leizer: It’s a thing with believing Jews that they believe what they want. They don’t believe what someone else tells them… I’m telling you “no”.
Tamir: It’s only a matter of time until he’ll discover it. He’ll come back to it… Eh, Leizer?