Abe Gurewitz

January 1, 1997

Post #622 – 19970101

I am doing a school paper on a subject that I have noticed in many of your books that I have read. What I noticed was that you appear to make fun of many Jewish charecteristics. I was wondering if you could tell me about what you think and what I could use to show it.

Daniel replies:

Jewish characteristics? I'm not sure I know what you mean. There's a rabbi, Nathan of the North, in The Moosepire. He has some Jewish characteristics, in that he says blessings, eats matzoh, etc. My other characters have mostly Pinkwaterish characteristics. Jewish characteristics may be in the eye of the beholder. Someone once said to me, ""Your wife's Jewish meatballs are exactly like my mother's Swedish meatballs."" Maybe not a good example, since Swedes are so similar to Jews. But then, everybody is.