Even though it has been on the market for years and featured numerous times on our hallowed pages, the Anti-Defamation League seems to have just gotten wind of the Dreidel Hustler Doll, the twine incarnation of Heeb’s own Brian Abrams. In a letter to the manufacturer, Washington D.C.’s regional branch pleas for its discontinuation:
As we are sure you are aware, negative stereotypes associating Jews and money can create a climate in which anti-semitic events are accepted…
Little do they know, we of the circumcised persuasion are behind the nefarious trinket. The ADL has never been a fan of what we do, so it should come as no shock that our sense of humor would brush up against their lack of one. There are jokes to be made and feathers to ruffle, but in the real world the ADL has problems to solve and denigrations to illuminate. Let us know when the string doll pogrom begins and we’ll try to stop being funny. More likely, we’ll get even funnier.
Full letter is below. My favorite part is where the writer refer’s to the “green paper marked with the universal symbol for money”. Either he hasn’t met the Dollar sign or is completely unaware of the definition of the word “universal”.