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June 30 - July 2, 2017
Goldman might be kind of a jerk, but I do share his views on ham.
With all due respect, ham is one reason why I could never be muslim or othodox jewish. I lika da pig way too much. Have you ever read Harry Turtledoves short story about the Rabbi who is asked to to certify a genetically kosher ham?
I haven’t read that, but it sounds interesting. Do you know the title?
Found in Harry’s short story collection called Departures.
I know someone who’s been in the process of converting that loves bacon. She’s been aiming for ‘Reform Judaism’, though, and just has a personal rule of following the dietary laws on Sabbath, and tries to stick to it.
It’s a good thing it was ham, and not bacon. I think that the taste of bacon is enough to change anyone’s mind.
Indeed. He’s only human!
Reminds me of the crack that Jews like shellfish — and Catholics hate it.
OK, that made me laugh out loud.
Thanks, Moe, that’s great to hear!
It’s not hard to keep kosher if you’ve been doing it all your life. Especially if kashrut (kosherness) is an integral value you’ve been raised with, it’s very hard, as a Jew, to be told that your identity is wrong because the food you refuse to eat is delicious. Big props to Max for not giving in to peer pressure. At this point, it’s not even about eating ham or not, its about setting an example and being proud of who you are.
Well said, Yoni!
And he can always imitiate Daniel and eat the vegetables.
Bacon, yes, ham… Er, no
More for me!
Woah, you know your history, Shawn. U.S.A. views on race weren’t that noble in the WWII era. Eugenics, experimental testing on humans – we did many of the things the Nazis did, on a different scale.
Two thumbs up! A good back-drop helps any story.
Thanks, ILR! We strive for realism… aside from the super-powers, that is.
Ham does taste great, but I’m actually not very fond of bacon. A bit too salty, greasy and/or crispy for my taste. I like my meat juicy, so I also prefer ham over beef. Lamb might beat ham, but it’s kind of expensive, so I don’t eat a lot of that.
I’d also like to report what looks like a typo in the second panel, where Max says his last name is “Finklestein” instead of “Finkelstein”.
Gah! Good catch, Gillsing! We’ll get that fixed.
Well, I had to cope with kashrud fouraging an israeli jouth exchange delegation not so long ago. I must admit I would miss a lot. It´s not even leaving out things like pork or even my beloved mussels and crevettes. It´s combining milk and meat I would miss most: serving cream sauce with a good beef steak (oh hamburger, thou artst a degenerate offspring of a once truly noble meal!) or having a yoghurt sauce with lamb, that I would truly miss!
But kashrud has one point strongly in favor: quality! In my opinion the most important thing of it all. Its not about what you serve. its about the condition you raise the fruits and the cattle, its about being gentle to the living creature you are about to butcher, it´s about keeping the products in natural, quality condition. The cr*p you are sold in modern supermarkets is just that: cr*p, mixed up with chemistry. And with all this forging of labels going on I trust the rabbi more than some signl saying “bio” on some stuff imported from china.
A rabbi and an R.C. pries t are sitting together at an ecumenical dinner.
Priest: “I hear your people aren’t supposed to eat ham.”
Rabbi: “Yeah, that’s true.”
Priest: “Weren’t you ever tempted?”
Rabbi: “Yeah, I broke down and had a ham and cheese sandwich once.”
Rabbi: “So – I hear you’re not supposed to have sex.”
Priest: “Yes, we take a vow of celibacy.”
Rabbi: “You tellin’ me no woman ever tempted you?”
Priest: “Only once…she was so…sedective…I couldn’t help myself.”
Rabbi: “It was better than ham, wasn’t it?”
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