Next Year in Jerusalem

elijah four questions

Have you taught your children that, while Christmas is very important, it’s really Easter that’s the greatest feast of the year? Do they buy it?When I was little, this point of doctrine was obvious: All during Holy Week, my father could be heard practicing the Exsultet to chant at the Easter vigil, as my mother fried and ground up liver and onions in preparation for the Passover seder. The fragrant schmaltzy steam of the chicken soup, the palm leaves, bags of jelly beans for Easter Sunday and … [Read more...]

God Said “Gevalt”

plague nails

Are you a SCOIT (Suffering Catholic of Insulted Taste)? Have you white-knuckled your way through "Ashes" and "Hosea," and bitten your tongue as your PinterEst pals gush over empty tomb rolls?In the spirit of ecumenism, I would like to remind you that Christians by no means corner the market on ghastly religious kitsch bordering on blasphemy. As your token mudblood Jew who is allowed to make fun of stuff like this, I presentTEN PLAGUE FINGER PUPPETSFor Passover.  Because, in … [Read more...]


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