Well, that took all day. The translation to the American Apparel ad is: "The Holy Rabbi." Thank you, Yiddishkayt Los Angeles. A group of educators at the organization, a non-profit which promotes Yiddish language and culture, translated the ad for us. Yes, it took a group of people to tackle American Apparel's billboard. They note that "rabbi" can mean "spiritual leader and teacher. " We also asked: What does "The Holy Rabbi" or Woody Allen have to do with sweatshop-free cotton t-shirts? No clue, they said.
· Yiddishkayt Los Angeles [Official Site]
· Breaking: Woody Allen on Alvarado/Sunset [Curbed LA]