This miraculous encounter with public lunacy was captured by Cara in Allentown.
No, he’s not having his blood pressure taken and he’s not shooting up crank with an Amish dude. What you’re seeing here is the ancient, superstitious, bullshit practice of laying tefillin. This orthodox Jewish ritual is too mind-numbingly stupid for me to explain. Look it up yourself.
Orthodox Jews will often approach non/lesser-practicing Jews and offer to show them how to lay tefillin in an attempt to bring them closer to Judaism, and more specifically the orthodoxy. This fails 100% of the time but it makes them feel better about their delusion. Watch a video demonstration here.
If you’re ever approached by one of these guys, accept their offer (even if you’re not Jewish). When they tell you to repeat after them in Hebrew, intentionally mispronounce the words or start singing The Wheels on the Bus. Fun!