Israel

The very Goyish Richard Seymour

Did anyone notice that Richard Seymour of the Tomb employed Yiddish in the titles of two of his recent Israel-trashing posts?

Israel: marionette or schlemiel

Chutzpah and hasbara

Now if you’ve followed Seymour’s posts over the years, you know that his hatred for Israel is intense and, like matzoh, unleavened.

You may be familiar with the late comedian Lenny Bruce’s classic “Jewish-Goyish” routine, in which he classified certain people, places and things as Jewish, and other people, places and things as Goyish– irrespective of whether they were literally Jewish or Gentile. (“If you live in New York or any other big city, you are Jewish. It doesn’t matter even if you’re Catholic. If you live in Butte, Montana, you’re Goyish even if you’re Jewish.” A little unfair to Butte, but never mind.)

If I may be allowed to add a 21st century update: People who use Yiddish words in the course of expressing their utter hatred for the world’s only Jewish-majority state, home of almost half the world’s Jews, are extremely Goyish, whether or not they are Jewish.

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