Turns out the whole kosher for Passover gasoline story was a fake. A put-on. Or, as my beloved zaydeh used to say, invent a better mousetrap and along will come a better class of mice.
Here is what Avi’s Corner had to say:
For the record, I donâ€™t believe that this story is real, especially considering the fact that there seems to be no such newspaper as the Bergen County Jewish Times, and that the shul and yeshiva mentioned in the article donâ€™t exist either. Of course, none of this changes the fact that itâ€™s damn funny, and Iâ€™d love to meet the sick, demented, twisted person who wrote this brilliant pieceâ€¦
Don’t we feel stupid! We wasted all that outrage for nothing!
On the other hand, everyone we know also fell for this news story. So what does that say about the chumra crowd? And what does it say about how we feel about them?