A large box of popcorn sells for about $5.00 in Israel theatres. Carmel Shama, an Israeli lawmaker, thinks that this is outrageous because it is delaying puberty rites for Jewish children who cannot afford to pay this exorbitant price.
It is customary for adolescents in that country to experiment with sex on their first movie date. Usually, but not always, the boy buys a large box of popcorn, and in the dark of the theatre, surreptitiously places his penis through the hole in the bottom of the box and offers his date a handful.
Surprise! Not really. The young girl has been forewarned by her mother to act indignantly, as she remembers falling for the same old trick a generation ago and watching her smirking date give his buddies sitting behind them the high sign.
This is a Jewish tradition, not like any other.