Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Conservative Seminary Leaders Are Sesame Street's Bert And Ernie In Purim Spoof

When it's Purim time, almost anything goes.  This Purim season is starting off in high gear with the Jewish Theological Seminary's Chancellor Arnold Eisen and midrash professor Burton Visotzky assuming the classic roles of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie squabbling about cookies (in this case hamantashen).

As the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's Uriel Heilman wrote yesterday in JTA's blog, The Telegraph...
...it's hard to imagine JTS great Solomon Schechter or Louis Finkelstein doing the kind of Bert and Ernie Purim spoof that JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen and midrash professor Burton Visotzky (Burt and Arnie -- get it?) just put out talking about the sizes of their respective hamantaschen.
Eisen: Are you saying, Burt, that you have a small hamantaschen and I have a big hamantaschen?

Visotzky: I'm saying that yours is huge... How about if I take a bite out of yours and then it will be closer in size to mine?

You can't make this stuff up.
There's not much more that we can add, except to note that hamantashen is the plural form and hamantash is the singular.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I guess size does matter. This was lots of fun. Thanks for the laugh.