Monday, March 1, 2010

The 11th Commandment: Let There be Profit

Israel may let sponsors beam messages onto Western Wall


"After thousands of years of just being there, the Western Wall will finally be able to fulfill its commercial potential," King said. "The religious and spiritual center of the Jewish people should reflect Jewish heritage - and thus be dedicated to bringing in a healthy profit.


http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1152770.html


This reminds me of the story by James Morrow, where ads were laser beamed onto the giant skull of God's corpse.

But imagine if a non-Jew had said that the Jewish heritage is dedicated to bringing a healthy profit. Its enough to make you laugh and cry.

3 comments:

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Yoni said...

I think it was intended as Purim humor.

The Way said...

I hope so.

Maybe Im just too American and don't expect Purim humor on the front page of a newspaper.

I guess I follow the credo of Richard Pryor: you can say anything so long as its funny.

The problem is when people (or newspaper in this case) just think they are funny.