Oh, reality is always one step ahead of parody, my friends.
Yes, this is a real story. I first heard about it over at the Jerusalem Post and then Sarah Silverman's father posted it on facebook (one of his non-Sarah daughters got arrested along with a granddaughter).
Apparently it is verbotten for women to don the white and blue for penis owners only tallitot (prayer shawls). However, multicolored shawls are OK for women to wear. If I were in the misnamed Holy Land (i.e. ground zero for inanity) I would test the legal waters by wearing a vagina-only colorful shawl in protest the faith-based insanity.
Maybe I would buy a horde of American Girl dolls and dress them in blue and white tallitot and see if the police arrest them?
That would be funny only because...
this is Purgatory.