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8 paratroopers reassigned over patchouli ban    Yoav Zitun
1. Amulet in Information age will do you
nothing nil nadda. hear O Yisrael, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies LET NOT YOUR HEARTS FAINT, FEAR NOT, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because because of them For the Lord your G_d is he that goeth with you, to fight for against your enemies, to save you. What a wonderful promise of Hashem. Ever remember that Haashem is faithfull to his promises PROOF Operation Yohanan/Entebbe Raid; Golan Front Yom Kippur War
vicente ,   TO Canada   (12.05.12)
2. I, for one, am grateful
Patchouli oil stinks. Cheap Indian scent. Then again, I do have expensive tastes in perfume. Patchouli oil is right up there with deer musk and skunk oil. Not on my list. Thank G-d for the ban!
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.05.12)
3. every sympathy
with the wearers of patchouli. though no.2 characterises it as cheap indian scent, it is in fact indigenous to china, vietnam, malaya. according to wikipedia it was used by britian's queen victoria to scent her chests and furniture. it is used in air freshners, as a constituent of expensive scents, etc.. the take up by israeli paratroops stems from the 6 day war i am told, and the simultaneous hippie movement, where tarvellors to the east were exposed to patchouli. however patchouli has long been used as a fumigant against moths, especially for silk. and when you realise that very heavy silk is used, at least for old school parachutists, for their canopies, a vial of patchouli has, for those who use silk thus, great symbolic significance. i did not think that israel was going to founder in political correctness gone crazy.
sweeter ,   far away   (12.07.12)
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