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Warning: If you stay here long enough you will gain weight! Grazing here strongly suggests that you are either omnivorous, or a glutton. And you might like cheese-doodles.
BTW: I'm presently searching for another person who likes cheese-doodles.
Please form a caseophilic line to the right. Thank you.

Friday, July 27, 2007

JEWISH SENSE OF HUMOUR

Sometimes you run across a perfect exemplification of a stereotype.

Such as, for instance, a Dutchman making a narrowminded comment, or objecting to the expenditure of his money (but not yours).
Or an Englishman who is sodden-drunk, obnoxious, and ready to pound your head in because you said something that was intellectually beyond him.
Or a German who just does not understand a joke.


Or.... Jewish gallows humour.

In Yeshiva World News (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/), under an article about an attack on a frumme Parisian Yid by a Maghrebi with an iron pipe, reader SammyGol writes:
"Antisemitism in France??? Impossible!! The Jews must have antoganized the driver by looking Jewish. "

And: "France is the most democratic Muslim country in the World. "

[This article: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/9016/Paris:+Jewish+Man+Violently+Attacked+With+Iron+Pipe.html]

He ends his polite and peace-loving commentary with "Please respect the frogs, unless you do not freedom clean that greese from freedom fries off your freedom cuffed shirt. "


[One might think that 'Freedom cleaning' a shirt would qualify as tumah. But that entirely depends on who does the freedom cleaning. If it is a Chinese or Korean person, it is tahor.
If it is a Frenchman, there is a definite chezkas tumah.]

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Addendum: Please note that aliyah from France is proceeding apace, with six hundred Olim returning to their ancestral land from golus in 'La Belle France' this past Wednesday.

[See this article: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123182]

It was the largest single arrival of Tzarfatim in a long time. Over four thousand people have left France for Israel since January 1, 2006.
I guess this means that they've more-or-less told the French to go 'French' themselves. A sentiment that for several reasons I can find no fault with.

3 Comments:

  • At 8:05 AM, Anonymous graham said…

    As an intellectually challenged obnoxious francophile Brit-Scot.....living in Germany......

    might I ask if this lot
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3431907,00.html

    are just sick of all those Cadillacs, Chevrolets, nasal cajun music and living in the shadow of that ruddy great statue of a French trollop in NY Harbo(u)r?

     
  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Sick of nasal Cajun music? Impossible! They probably brought their ceedees of the Balfa brothers with them!

    I just cannot imagine American Jews NOT happily dancing to Cajun walzes. That too is a mitzvah, just like "living in the land" is a mitzvah.

    As far as that big French bint in the harbour of New Amsterdam, meh. The place has gone to pot since the English took over.

    -------------------------
    Hi Graham, how are things in Germany? Glad to see evidence of you since the mailing list disappeared.

     
  • At 4:01 AM, Anonymous graham said…

    I'm fine thanks Blogmeester - d.u.wel

    can't really say that I know how "all" things are here (living as I do in a fantasy world of my own creation) however this lot had a demo in the city were I work recently

    http://www.freier-widerstand.net/

    but I didn't make it to the counter-demo ;-( and apparently everyone got wet due to the rain)

    Usual attempts to ban them lead nowhere.

    Pres. Bush remains the bogey-man for the 21st century Moffen - though one should not overlook/underestimate Michael Moore's influence in making this Gedanken-voxpop....

    Was in Den Haag a fortnight ago - "je pense à toi" as I walk pass the tobacconists...

    Old Amsterdam went to POT (sic) despite the English - Carry On up the Coffee Shop!

    Living in the land which has a 20% Arab population (and almost surrounded by many more of 'em) is also a pretty brave mitzvah....

    Is California any better for having Austrian leadership?

    ttfn & ah' see you sonny!
    graham

     

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