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April 14, 2010 at 4:00 am #4520


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April 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm #4523


You forgot to add that Eli’s mother is Christian. That puts the cartoon in context. Name-calling and belitting your opponents doesn’t make for a meaningful dialogue, on either side. Both sides need to come to the table and communicate peacefully to come to a resolution. Respect is the key.

April 15, 2010 at 1:01 am #4526

Ruth Abrams

No, sorry Yael, that’s not accurate. Eli went to day school with my husband and his mom is Jewish. (And his real name isn’t Anakin Skywalker, either.)

I am glad you came to discuss the cartoon, though.

April 15, 2010 at 4:38 am #4528


The extended metaphor works comedically as it calls to task the “holier than thou”attitude and point of view of many orthodox Jews. The egocentricity of purity of race while committing fornication “in-house” as it were holds the mirror up to nature and is satirically funny; i.e. if the shoe fits, wear it!

Comedy works on the theory that the “a”normal, caricatured, in this case the “purist” Jew is so much more a threat to his own people than is Darth Vader! The cartoon is very funny and ultimately asking for a more reasoned approach to Jewish, cross-demnominational, infighting. It represents a much more inclusive, broader approach to Judaism.

April 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm #4529


Ok, I just thought it was funny (albeit honest and biting). Sometimes it’s better to use humor and entertainment to open a dialogue than to ram your ideas down your ‘opponent’s’ throat.

April 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm #4578


Good lord, that was funny!!!

Better we have Jews who don’t look Jewish (like my son!) than no Jews at all.

April 28, 2010 at 4:22 am #4584


Dear Friends: The adult children and grandchildren of intermarriage in the Half-Jewish Network LOVED this cartoon!

Robin Margolis

May 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm #4650


I Think its quite sad… I mean we’re all laughing at this and it is remarkably funny. However, people think like this every day. day in and day out.

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