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Entry from January 15, 2024
Rabbi Hole (rabbi + rabbit hole)

“Rabbi hole” (rabbi + rabbit hole) is a term that went viral after secret tunnels were discovered at the World Headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, a synagogue located at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on January 8, 2024. “Rabbit hole or Rabbi hole?” was posted on X/Twitter  by Justin Urban on January 8, 2024. “Tunnel?  I believe the correct term is ‘Rabbi hole’” was posted on X/Twitter by Gig A. Chadington on January 8, 2024.
 
The term “rabbi hole” had been used earlier. “The Floundering Barreness was Alice, late of Wonderland, who floundered the Barreny out of boredom. She found the land that now comprises the Barreny of SunDraggin by following a rabbi down a rabbi-hole” was posted on the newsgroup rec.org.sca on November 21, 1991. “Rabbi Hole #oneletteroffplays” was posted on X/Twitter by Wendy Carson on October 24, 2009. “#RabbiHole” was posted on X/Twitter by Cristina Frentzen 🐡 on December 22, 2010. “#RabbiHole #RabbitHole” was posted on X/Twitter by Reuven b. Amitai on August 3, 2014.
 
“A priest, a minister and a rabbit walk into a bar…” is a “rabbi/rabbit” joke.
 
   
Wikipedia: New York City synagogue tunnel incident
On January 8, 2024, clashes broke out at the World Headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, a synagogue located at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn as construction workers, on behalf of the synagogue’s leaders, attempted to fill in a tunnel that had been illegally dug by students beneath the building. The New York Police Department was called to intervene, resulting in the arrests of nine people.
 
Wiktionary: rabbit hole
Etymology
rabbit + hole
. Extended senses reference Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland where Alice travels down a rabbit hole into a bizarre world.
Noun
rabbit hole
(plural rabbit holes)
1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see rabbit, hole. (The entrance to) a rabbit warren or burrow.
2. (usually with article) A bizarre world, where everyday rules do not apply.
3. (usually with article) A way into such a world.
Synonym: looking-glass
These mushrooms will take you down the rabbit hole, man.
4. (by extension) A time-consuming tangent or detour, often one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself.
Synonym: wild-goose chase
I’m also a fan of a really obscure book series, but that’s a rabbit hole that we won’t get into.
While writing my paper, my research went down several rabbit holes that were only marginally related and wasted a lot of my time.
5. (gaming) The initial clue that leads to an alternate reality game.
             
Google Groups: rec.org.sca
The Baronial Secret History
Ioseph of Locksley
Nov 21, 1991, 8:54:39 AM
The Floundering Barreness was Alice, late of Wonderland, who
floundered the Barreny out of boredom.
She found the land that now comprises the Barreny of SunDraggin
by following a rabbi down a rabbi-hole. The rabbi had said something like
“Updoc” and she wanted to find out more about this strange word. Merry
Margarine of the Kirward Derby went with her, to escape from Icky-Thir.
She followed the rabbi across miles of barren desert, asking it
“What’s Updoc?” until she wound up in Goodyear, the Land of the Rubber
People.
     
X/Twitter
Wendy Carson
@PenGwenity
Rabbi Hole #oneletteroffplays
11:04 AM · Oct 24, 2009
 
X/Twitter
Cristina Frentzen 🐡
@KFrentzen
E #NicoleKidman ... Well, acho que a atuação supera mesmo a de #TheHours , então rola chance de Oscar de fato! #RabbiHole
Translated from Portuguese by Google
And #NicoleKidman ... Well, I think the performance really surpasses that of #TheHours , so there’s a real chance of an Oscar! #RabbiHole
12:34 PM · Dec 22, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Reuven b. Amitai
@Wiscodiz
#RabbiHole #RabbitHole
4:45 AM · Aug 3, 2014
     
THESE and THOSE
down the rabbi hole
Posted on November 10, 2014 by Eva Neuhaus
i just came through a month of feeling totally disoriented by judaism and wondering what the hell i’m doing in rabbinical school. here’s what i learned: ...
 
X/Twitter
Fåret - The Sheep
@soren_backman
#RabbiHole #RabbitHole #GoThere #TruthShallSetYouFree
3:39 PM · Dec 9, 2017
   
X/Twitter
☆Matthew D. Barrack☆📵📴
@bar_barrack
Qabballah
connect the dots
#RabbiHoles
The Boy preacher from troy
The Boy from Troy = john lewis
Is it just me or are they knocking off black statesmen left and right
10:58 AM · Jul 30, 2020
 
X/Twitter
Justin Urban 👁👽🌱📷🚐🏔🚌
@justinurban03
Rabbit hole or Rabbi hole?
10:34 PM · Jan 8, 2024
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X/Twitter     
Gig A. Chadington
@silverstandard0
Tunnel?  I believe the correct term is “Rabbi hole”
10:42 PM · Jan 8, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Gig A. Chadington
@silverstandard0
The term “tunnel” is now anti-semitic. Please refer to it as a “Rabbi hole”
1:31 AM · Jan 9, 2024
·   
X/Twitter
Lily. (The PRIZE)
@mslillyl
The term “tunnel” is now anti-semitic. Please refer to it as a “Rabbi hole”
Quote
Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis
@DrLoupis
Jan 9
10 ARRESTED AT NYC SYNAGOGUE TUNNEL CLASH
NYPD arrested 10 people at Chabad HQ in Brooklyn when a chaos erupted as police arrived to seal the synagogue’s underground tunnels.
Charges include obstruction, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer.🚨🇮🇱
Show more
7:26 AM · Jan 9, 2024
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X/Twitter
Jim Bonvivant 🇫🇮
@JBonvivant
*Rabbi Hole
#rabbihole
Quote
𝚂𝚘𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚎𝚓🗿
@TheSocrateej
Jan 9
How deep does the rabbit hole go??
11:42 AM · Jan 9, 2024
 
Odysee 
#TunnelGate, Down the Chabad Rabbi Hole | Know More News w/ Adam Green
January 9, 2024
Know More News
@KnowMoreNews
 
X/Twitter
PEACE GOD RAPS
@itsNVSV
seen a tweet that said “how deep does the rabbi hole go” and I haven’t stopped laughing since
4:24 PM · Jan 9, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Heidi
@HeidiBriones
Don’t go down the Rabbi Hole.
9:37 PM · Jan 9, 2024
         
YouTube
Down The Rabbi Hole
Count Dankula 2 : Electric Boogaloo
Jan 10, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Justin Kelly
@JustinKell92992
Going down the rabbit hole will now be known as going down the Rabbi hole from now on.
8:37 PM · Jan 10, 2024
 
X/Twitter 
Julia Thomas
@Juliaathomas59
But the term “Rabbi hole” is hilarious
Quote
Julia Thomas
@Juliaathomas59
Jan 11
I accidently retweeted something even I found offensive, sorry
10:37 AM · Jan 11, 2024
   
X/Twitter
Underlord
@da_underlord
🎶They found a rabbi hole🎶
🎶Tunnels and all..🎶
Quote
foundring 🇺🇸
@foundring1
Jan 10
🎶Jews in the Walls🎶
12:06 PM · Jan 11, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Out of His Mind
@bryce_arnett
Who had “Jews in the Sewers” on their January bingo card? How deep does the NYC Rabbi hole go?
5:11 PM · Jan 11, 2024
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X/Twitter
Red Ice TV 🐗
@redicetv
No-Go Zone: Down The Rabbi Hole
Going live now
https://redice.tv/live
https://odysee.com/@redicetv:1/no-go-zone-down-the-rabbi-hole:5
https://rumble.com/v46h6k6-no-go-zone-down-the-rabbi-hole.html
https://twitter.com/redicetv
https://kick.com/redicetv
Superchats: https://entropystream.live/redicetv, Odysee, Rumble
5:39 PM · Jan 11, 2024
 
BitChute
NO-GO ZONE: DOWN THE RABBI HOLE
First published at 02:50 UTC on January 12th, 2024.
#RABBI #TUNNELS #CHABAD
Red Ice TV
 
X/Twitter
Media Monkey
@MediaMonkeyGWU
Going Down the Rabbi Hole!!! https://getwokeup.com/going-down-the-rabbi-hole/ via
@getwokeupnews
From getwokeup.com
9:38 AM · Jan 12, 2024
 
X/Twitter
𝐁𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐨 𝐋𝐢𝐞𝐬
@BlindToLies
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
When your rabbit holes
turn into rabbi holes.
12:44 PM · Jan 14, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
I’m going down the Rabbi hole!
6:13 PM · Jan 15, 2024

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