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February 24, 2023
Australians make ‘YEmulkes’ of unwanted Kanye West merch
(JNS) — The Talmud recommends taking the evil inclination into the Jewish study hall. Two Australians have found a different way to sanctify the destructive.
Antoinette Barbouttis, of Sydney, wanted nothing more to do with her collection of clothing featuring one of the most prominent antisemites, Kanye West. So, she and her friend John Safran, a Jewish-Australian filmmaker and writer, brainstormed how to make kosher lemonade out of hateful lemons.
Safran’s unique idea? Turn the several Ye shirts and a dozen Yeezy shoes int...