Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Clever PBS has given its characters make-believe blogs. In one of them, Buster, the white rabbit from Arthur, visits NYC and meets Aryeh the Orthodox Jew:
I stayed with Aryeh and his family. They are Orthodox Jews. Aryeh wears a kipa, or yarmulke, on his head. It reminds him that God is above him. He also wears tzitzis, or knotted strings, on his shirt to remind him of the ten commandments.
Recipe for challah included... plus this disclosure, a farfetched creative twist which, in my view, imperils the credibility of the entire enterprise: Francine's father - the garbage man! - is Jewish!