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Rabbi Told to Leave Restaurant Over "Jew Salad"

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Rabbi Told to Leave Restaurant Over "Jew Salad"



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A Mississippi rabbi and a restaurant owner have agreed to sit down and talk about a salad order gone wrong.

Very wrong.

Rabbi Ted Riter, of Jackson’s Beth Israel Congregation, says he was kicked out of a Wraps Greek restaurant in Jackson because of his faith. But restaurant owner John Allis claims the whole thing was a big misunderstanding about a "Jewish Salad" that his restaurant sells.

The controversy between the two men began soon after Riter entered Allis’ restaurant on Tuesday.

"I asked the owner if I could have a Greek salad to go and he said, 'The regular size or the Jewish size?'" Riter told WAPT. "He just goes into a tirade, throwing out all these expletives, 'Get out of here.'"

Riter claims the owner told him, “You know Jews are small and cheap! Everyone knows that.”


The rabbi reportedly responded, "Did you really just say that to me?"

After asking whether Riter was Jewish, the rabbi was allegedly ordered to leave the restaurant.

"Expletives, F-bombs, and since I'd never been the recipient of that before, I was in shock, so I didn't register it until the second or third time he told me to leave," Riter told the Clarion Ledger. "It was a bit surreal. So I left."

But Ellis has a different version of events. He claims the restaurant was extremely busy at that time and that Riter was acting indecisive. Ellis says he harbors no ill will toward the Jewish people.

"The guy said he didn't want to do any business with us. He was probably offended because we offer different salads -- that's all," Ellis told WAPT. "I said, 'Greek salad or Jew?' We have different salads. We have Carlito's Way Salad. We have Grecian Salad. We have Jewish Salad. We have Greek Salad. We have Cesar Salad -- we have a lot of salads. Names of salads derive from people; they don't derive from the sky."

The "Jewish salad" in question featured French-fried potatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, flat-leaf parsley and mint, according to Ellis. It doesn't appear on the store's printed or online menus.

The story about the rabbi's experience went viral, leading many on the Internet to pummel Wraps' Yelp listing with negative reviews.

Despite their differences, the two men have agreed to meet on Friday to resolve the dispute.

As Jews all over the world enter into the High Holy Days of the new Jewish year, the rabbi says he’s ready to help smooth things over.

“I'd be happy to sit down with him,” Riter told the Clarion-Ledger. "This is an intense time for us of spiritual exploration, of repentance and asking forgiveness and giving forgiveness."

Allis says he feels very much the same.

"If we misunderstood each other, I'd gladly embrace him and make friends," Allis said.

Allis is even considering renaming the salad at the center of the disagreement.

"If the rabbi would like, I will name a salad after him. I will gladly name a Riter Salad," Ellis said.
Their page is getting ripped on Yelp:

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I'll report all of those reviews
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Of course the Jewish Salad happens to not be on the menu.
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There's rabbis in Mississippi?
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I will rip them for being called 'Wraps' and for selling 'Wraps' - worst thing to happen to food in years.
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I like the fact that the story indicates that they will attempt to reconcile. News stories (especially where intolerance is a factor in the story) are always so fucking inflammatory.
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There's rabbis in Mississippi?
There's salads in Mississippi?
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There's salads in Mississippi?
Definitely aren't both. No way.
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Slow news day.
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There's rabbis in Mississippi?
When their dogs get rabbis they have to put them down.
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I'm wondering when the Greeks are going to be in an uproar over a salad with their name in it?
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I thought it came with extra foreskin?
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I'm wondering when the Greeks are going to be in an uproar over a salad with their name in it?
Probably when it's used in a derogatory or offensive way? That would be my guess...

Of course, there being any sort of uproar about this seems a bit of a stretch. Unless you count yelp reviews as an uproar.
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I'm wondering when the Greeks are going to be in an uproar over a salad with their name in it?
Not really sure what your point is. The "Jew Salad" thing was made up by the owner as a way to cover his ass after the fact to attempt and hide that he was being a racist dick.
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Probably when it's used in a derogatory or offensive way? That would be my guess...

Of course, there being any sort of uproar about this seems a bit of a stretch. Unless you count yelp reviews as an uproar.
The "Jewish salad" in question featured French-fried potatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, flat-leaf parsley and mint, according to Ellis.
^^ Yeah, sounds super derogatory towards Jews.
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^^ Yeah, sounds super derogatory towards Jews.
Did you bother reading the full story or watching the video?

Because that mysterious and delicious sounding salad appears no where, except in the owner's mind...but carry on!

And your "uproar" now consists of 19 (19!) negative reviews on yelp...
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The Greeks should be humiliated and crying foul over this. This is outrageous. Everybody knows that Jews are scrawny penny pinchers, thus the "smaller" version. The "regular" or "full size" version is the normal Greek salad. That insinuates that Greeks are fat and financially wasteful.
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Although, to be fair, those 19 reviews probably make up the entire Jewish community of Mississippi...
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Did you bother reading the full story or watching the video?

Because that mysterious and delicious sounding salad appears no where, except in the owner's mind...but carry on!

And your "uproar" now consists of 19 (19!) negative reviews on yelp...
19 negative reviews...and you (and, well, a bunch of news sources carrying the article (at least 28 on google news.... ) - your insistence on there being no "uproar" is essentially and uproar in itself. Yeah, I read it. So, it isn't on the menu, and...? You think the owner just made it up because there was a Jewish looking dude there? In-N-Out must hate animals and their style.

Question is: Did YOU read the article? The owner says it is a salad, the Rabbi says it is a size...Two stories.
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19 negative reviews...and you (and, well, a bunch of news sources carrying the article (at least 28 on google news.... ) - your insistence on there being no "uproar" is essentially and uproar in itself. Yeah, I read it. So, it isn't on the menu, and...? You think the owner just made it up because there was a Jewish looking dude there? In-N-Out must hate animals and their style.
You know, it's okay to admit you just skimmed it, we all do it. Or, double down on your original statement...whatever....


I just heard that Israel is "considering its options".
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That insinuates that Greeks are fat and financially wasteful.
Well, they have had quite a bit of financial difficulty lately.
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You know, it's okay to admit you just skimmed it, we all do it. Or, double down on your original statement...whatever....


I just heard that Israel is "considering its options". :O
Right, my skimming it is why you missed the part on the two different stories. Ok.
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