Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Texas: Torah True State

You heard me, right: Texas is a Torah True State, a place where our God-given gender roles are taken seriously.

Why else, I ask, would the Texas Music Educators Association have banned Mikhael Rawls, who has won many awards for his singing, from auditioning as a countertenor — the male parallel to soprano — with the state's All-State Choir?

As God himself has been heard to say, in between tugs on his mighty wad of Red Nation tobacco: "In Texas boys play football. (Rashi on the spot: "Or lead cheers") They don't sing no soprano."