Purim spoof: Elvis found in Beit Shemesh haredi community

The king has not left the building! Music icon shows up safe and sound in the holy land.

By PAM POKOL
March 15, 2014 02:27
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PINCHAS SHLEIFMANSTEIN, formerly Elvis, is escorted by members of his hassidic group as he breaks his silence at his modest home in Ramat Beit Shemesh.. (photo credit: REMESH)

 
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The king lives. A leading member of a hassidic dynasty has revealed that the famous American crooner converted to Judaism and became a Berkoitch Hasid.

Elvis Presley, now known as Pinchas Shleifmanstein, decided to abandon his singing career in 1975; he hired a local man to impersonate him, who tragically died in 1977, fueling years of grieving among fans. In an exclusive interview with the Roast that will appear tomorrow, he describes how he assumed an identity and moved to the Holy Land.

This story is fictitious and in the spirit of Purim.

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