April 17, 2003

An Only-in-America Moment

An Only-in-America Moment:

Rabbi: The McBrides will now open the Ark of the Torah...

Posted by DeLong at April 17, 2003 09:55 AM | TrackBack


Maybe Mr. McBride's mom is Jewish while his dad is Christian or something like that. That's what my mom and dad are.

Posted by: Bobby on April 17, 2003 11:02 AM

Several McBride children, but yes...

Posted by: Brad DeLong on April 17, 2003 11:29 AM

Don't forget John Kerry's (D-MA) newfound Jewish roots!

Posted by: Bucky Dent on April 17, 2003 12:02 PM

My favorite was when I called my friend a week before her wedding. Her dad, a Greek (Grecian?) immigrant (Greek Orthodox), was helping her Jewish fiance build the chuppah. Mazel tov!

Posted by: Dave on April 17, 2003 01:54 PM

"Don't forget John Kerry's (D-MA) newfound Jewish roots!"

Those were only newfound by the Boston Globe and folks who are trying to create a bogus case against Kerry the way they did against Gore. As Bob Somerby has pointed out repeatedly (http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh021003.shtml), this is the kind of non-story nitpicking that is the hallmark of the so-called liberal media. Kerry mentioned his Jewish roots years ago.

Posted by: JB Lawton III on April 17, 2003 07:20 PM

There was Joe Murphy in my son's bar mitzvah class...

Such a country, America...

Posted by: Davis X. Machina on April 17, 2003 07:20 PM

That is so American mithology: to think that the only place in the world where different ethnic groups mix together is in America :)

I have never looked at the hard numbers for that, but I think the US is a lot more balkanized than Brazil, even if we consider only "White America".

Posted by: economistaBrasileiro on April 17, 2003 09:54 PM

From the Simpsons, "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington": "When my family arrived in this country four months ago, we spoke no English and had no money in our pockets. Today, we own a nationwide chain of wheel-balancing centers. Where else but in America, or possibly Canada, could our family find such opportunity?"

Posted by: npm on April 18, 2003 10:47 AM

It's funny this should be posted. I just received the church bulletin from my old parish in upstate NY (Greek Orthodox), which this month lists the members in good standing. I was surprised to see Greeks with names like Ben-Simon, O'Hara, Zimmerman, ... :-)

Posted by: Chris C on April 19, 2003 03:18 PM

And then there's my friend Paul Murphy (good Jewish boy ... )

Posted by: Jon Meltzer on April 21, 2003 05:01 PM
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