Reeking of Cologne


Jews and Muslims are all aflutter over the decision by a court in Cologne, Germany banning religious circumcision.  Apparently, a doctor botched the snipping of a 4-year old Muslim kid, leaving him with four stitches (which highlights Jewdar’s belief that when it comes to a bris, go with the mohel–we don’t care that a guy has a medical degree, we want the guy who knows foreskins).

We don’t know much about German law, but we presume that by the time this works its way through the EU, religious circumcision will be protected. Either way, while some optimists might see this as a wonderful opportunity to build bridges between the two communities, we suspect that this is one of those situations where we’re about to see exactly how different they are.  Muslims will use this as a pretext for blowing things up.  Jews will use this as a pretext for extracting more reparations from the German government.

Vive la difference!

What do you think?

About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

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