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|Scooped by Judith van Praag|
Judith van Praag's insight:
I sincerely doubt the Forward's headline could be perceived as true by Orthodox Jews. As Simi Horwitz, the author of the article states and explains in the opening paragraph, comedy is not kosher.
With Mendy Pelin's funny ponem in mind I almost switched the photo of the two women in the photograph for his portrait picture. "Almost" lasted a split second, for those women munching on (kosher?) pop-corn are almost without a doubt covering their hair, one with a scarf, the other with a wig; they are Orthodox and taking in something else beside their nosh, they are having fun.
I want me some of that. So let's have it, let's watch the seven skits, and see. Maybe the joke's on me.
Why did I scoop this up for Background Story is History? My daddy Jaap Z"L was born in 1898 (before Liberal and Reform and all that Jazz) and dumped a truck load of controversial stuff on me in the thirteen years we had together. He taught me what was kosher, following such lessons up with what was not, and often enjoyed the forbidden with gusto, whereas I was punished immediately by G-d, as he said, when I'd break out in pimples for breaking the law, perhaps my first comedic lessons after all.