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The Weekly Jewce: February 10, 2022
First they came for gazpacho...
Oh boy, do I have a big slurp of soup for you. And just like revenge, and most embarrassing moments, it’s best served cold. Literally.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, queen of antisemitic conspiracies and congress’ QAnon superstar, is back with her shenanigans and this one might take the cake. This Wednesday, Taylor Greene appeared on right-wing network OAN, and as she talked about what she considers to be draconian policies by the government, she referenced “Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police”. She meant Gestapo.
And for those who aren’t clear:
Gestapo = Nazi secret police. Gazpacho = cold Spanish vegetable soup. Geshmak = Yiddish for delicious, and a great descriptor for this whole situation.
Seems like Taylor Greene’s visit to DC’s Holocaust museum after making offensive comparisons last year had no real effect. But that’s no surprise from the woman who gave us the no-less-than-iconic, Jewish Space Lasers.
⮕ Bezalel Smotrich’s biblical typo: The notably anti-LGBT Israeli politician posted a video of himself playing Hatikva on the piano to his Facebook page. “נפש יהודי הומיה,” he wrote, quoting one of the lines from the poem turned Israeli national-anthem which translates to “the Jewish soul yearns.” Facebook’s translation? “The Jewish soul is homosexual.”
Smotrich visited also visited the UK this week prompting a scathing response from the Board of Deputies of British Jews because of his unwelcome right-wing policies:
⮕ “I want to be a Jewish hero”: Ryan Turell, Yeshiva University’s basketball star was profiled in the New York Times detailing his decision to play for a Jewish school, represent the Jewish people, and his success while at it. Kol Hakavod, Ryan. What a mensch.
⮕ Jennifer Coolidge set to return for Legally Blonde 3: The White Lotus actress confirmed her return for the iconic movie sequel set to be released May 2022. Now the question remains: When can we expect a revival of Legally Blonde the Musical? Need. ASAP.
⮕ New Jersey Department of Health runs vaccine ads for Orthodox Jews. They Suck. Because orthodox Jews are known for their fake peyos and or silver jewelry. Obbbbviously. This is just major goyische naches all around.
⮕ Julia Haart files for divorce from husband Silvio Scaglia after being FIRED from Elite World Group: Didn’t see that one coming.
⮕ Israel’s pasta crisis: Pasta, ice cream, sushi, Osem products (Hashem, not Osem!!!!), are all the latest in collateral of inflation. Prices are going up by the day. Israelis, may I recommend some gazpacho…?
⮕ LA’s Celebrity Jewish Doctors:
I’m dating a non-Jewish boy and sometimes I worry that if we end up together my kids won’t be very Jewish. Since my mom is half-Jewish I’m technically a quarter Jewish but I was raised celebrating Jewish holidays and the culture. If I have babies with a non-Jew my kids will be, like, 15 percent Jewish, which isn’t very much. I just worry about our Jewish heritage ending with me, because I already don’t feel Jewish enough.
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Isaac de Castro, Editor of Jewcy.com