July 9, 2001

Excuse me, God, that's my cell phone

Author: JT Smith

Chicago Tribune: "In a cemetery outside Tel Aviv, Rabbi David Eliezrie chanted the
traditional prayer that begins a reinterment service. "Oh, God, full of
compassion ..." he sang out in Hebrew in a service that was the final
wish of an Orange County, Calif., couple who wanted to be buried
together in the Holy Land.

Just then: Brrrrrrrrnnnngg.

A cell phone. An Israeli, who with one hand clutched a corner of the cot
that held the dead man, reached into his pocket with the other hand,
withdrew his cell phone, flipped it open and launched into conversation."

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