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Money-Flashing Rabbi Costume Yanked From Amazon

(JTA) – Following complaints, a picture of a model holding money while wearing a rabbi costume was pulled off the Amazon Germany shopping website.

The ads for the costume — a black hat with synthetic sidelocks that costs up to $20 — appeared on the German-language version of Amazon up until last week, the news site Ynet reported Thursday. The retailer who sells the costumes also sells fake beards, the report said.

Separately, a Thailand-based online retailer was selling yellow stars emblazoned with the word “Jude” — German for Jew – as a fashion accessory. “Looks perfect on Jeans, jackets, clothes, vests, hats and bags,” the retailer, using the name virginshop_9, wrote on eBay.com.

The Nazis made Jews wear yellow stars in the 1930s and 1940s. The retailer selling the yellow stars had his ad for that product taken offline.

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