A Biblical Prop 8

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Written by Dr. Jarrod Tanny. Jarrod, a first-time Jewrotica writer, is a professor of Jewish History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Jarrod is the author of City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia’s Jews and the Myth of Old Odessa.

[Editor’s Note: This piece was written and submitted with the accompanying graphic, both of which are intended as satire, so don’t get too many feathers ruffled.]

Moses and Jesus preached Love not Hate; They Gave Us Ten Commandments, Not Proposition Eight

Rated PG-13The Spring Holidays are a time of profound reflection for Jews and Christians alike. The Exodus, the Revelation of the Law at Sinai, and the Passion of the Christ should give us pause to consider whether we, God’s children, have fulfilled our part of the Covenant, to treat our fellow man with respect and dignity.

It is fortunate that the Supreme Court of the United States has taken up the issue of gay marriage precisely at this moment. We should encourage the justices to examine the sacred texts before rendering their decision. But they could use a little help.

So armed with a thermos of Red Bull and a generous helping of espresso-laced matzah, I painstakingly scrutinized the sacred texts: the Torah, the Gospels, the Babylonian Talmud, and the Director’s Cut of the Ten Commandments.

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Jarrod Tanny was born and raised in Montreal, and is currently Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His book City Of Rogues And Schnorrers examines how the city of Odessa was mythologized as a Jewish city of sin, celebrated and vilified for its Jewish gangsters, prostitutes, bawdy musicians, and comedians.
  • Jessica Burde

    Awesome letter – but I gotta say the best part was the espresso laced matzah!

    • That’s because you haven’t tried the hot pink phylacteries.

    • That’s because you haven’t tried the hot pink phylacteries.