Which will be more upsetting: all of the babies who are going to be named Katniss, or all of the babies who are going to be named Smaug?
This year, Chanukah coincides with Thanksgiving. Which has started me thinking about the similar fashion choices of pilgrims and Orthodox Jews. And don’t the menfolk of Duck Dynasty look like Orthodox Jews who shop at L.L. Bean?
At a whimisical Judaica store in Florida, I saw a menorah hand-carved to resemble Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Then why not an Osmond family menorah, or the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
As a Jewish child, I preferred it when Chanukah arrived closer to Christmas, so I could feel properly martyred. Which has just made me wonder if there are Jewish martyrs. Which has almost made me write, “You mean, like my mother.” But then I heard my mother’s voice say, “That’s not funny.”