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A Jewish-owned coffee shop on New York City’s Upper East Side found itself in a lurch the other day. The entire staff of Caffe Aronne walked off the job. The woke baristas up and quit because the owner displayed an Israeli flag, photos of kidnapped Jews and set out a jar raising money for the Israeli Red Cross.
“Our staff was young. They think they know everything, liberal, college-educated,” owner Aaron Dahan told The New York Post.
He tried to reason with his staffers and discuss their issues like grown adults, but instead the baristas bolted.
“They think we’re supporting genocide, we’re supporting colonialism. They know the keywords but they don’t really know what they mean,” he said.
Aaron, who is just 25-years-old, feared he was going to have to shut down his business. But it turned out his fears were unfounded thanks to the local neighborhood and his mom, Peggy.
“Day one, somebody told us, like October 8th, said, ‘I’m not working at a place with an Israeli flag … I don’t want to be here. I don’t feel comfortable being in a place that supports Jewish nationalism,'” he told CBS News.
Word spread like wildfire and soon folks began showing up at the coffee shop to volunteer and customers lined up around the block to show their solidarity.
Here’s how The Post described the incredible scene:
Around 70 people were lined up outside the shop, stretching down Lexington Avenue and 71st Street. while many held Israel’s flag around 1 p.m. The store has seen a significant bump in customers after news spread about their baristas, with local doctors and rabbis stopping in and encouraging people to buy gift cards and purchase menu items.New York Post
Bina Dabbah, 57, told The Post she came into the store to offer to “wash the dishes, to mop the floors.”
“All this antisemitism is very frightening,” she continued. “I know the baristas here and it’s just very upsetting that all these young people are – I don’t know what they are, ignorant? Hateful? Brainwashed? It’s very scary this is what’s happening in this country, but I hope somebody knows how to fix it because it’s really scary.”
Some folks waited for more than an hour to get a hot cup of coffee and no doubt it was probably the best cup of coffee they’ve ever had.
Aaron Dahan’s Caffe Arrone supports the people of Israel 🇮🇱 in their time of need. His baristas all quit as a result (need names to make sure we never hire them). Word got out and now lines of people around the block to support him. Lexington and 71st Street. עם ישראל חי. pic.twitter.com/Vgjn1gdZUl— Avi Kaner ابراهيم אבי (@AviKaner) November 7, 2023
A story circulated on Jewish group chats today that the baristas at Caffe Aronne on the upper east side quit en masse because of the owner’s support for Israel. I sent to a friend in NYC and she just sent me this pic of a line around the block. 💪 pic.twitter.com/Fx6zyTUSwQ— Karol Markowicz (@karol) November 7, 2023
Spotted in Manhattan: line around the door comes to support a local coffee shop whose owner has been sending proceeds to israel. His baristas quit en masse. His mother is now manning the store. New Yorkers show up! pic.twitter.com/xNFNNfBEDw— Daniella Greenbaum Davis (@DGreenbaum) November 7, 2023