Why Being Jewish Can Be Like a Job Interview.


Eric Idle Sings Monty Python

Eric Idle Sings Monty Python (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OK, why is being Jewish like going on a job interview?  I thought of this after I read Ruth Wisse‘s Jews and Power.  Look at how many nations during the Disaspora Jews were driven in and out of.  Think  back to the Middle Ages and all the countries we were thrown out of.  Can you imagine a Prince interviewing you?

What can you bring my principality?  Financial skills and trade connections.

Why should I take you in?  I wont do you wrong.

We were let in as long as we were useful and it could end.

Remember what Eric Idle of Monty Python said, “You wont succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews.:

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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6 Responses to Why Being Jewish Can Be Like a Job Interview.

  1. Soni says:

    That is an interesting perspective Mike! Can you tell me, if Judaism is a faith and not a race, do non-Jew’s (non-practicing I guess one would say) describe themselves as, “Hebrew”?

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