Friday, August 26, 2005

Moron of the moment

David Niederman
"The Orthodox Jewish community will continue the practice [of metzitzah b'peh] that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. We do not change. And we will not change."
Oh. So how did Avraham Avinu perform this ritual on himself? Also, Rabbi Neiderman, don't Orthodox Jews believe that Avraham's bris, the first ever, occurred not 5000 years ago, but about 3000 years ago? Yes, I think we do.

Unfortunately, Rabbi Niederman was not available for further comment on the permanent and inalterable nature of Judaism because he was busy arranging to ship a large bull to Jerusalem for sacrifice on Rosh Hashana, a one-day festival, celebrated with the sounding of a ram's horn, even when the holiday falls on Shabbos.