Friday, August 7, 2009

Hey, No Fair!

European Christians forced Jews to become moneylenders, a job forbidden to Christians by their religion. The Christians, who had coerced them into that enterprise, then excoriated them as “money-grubbing Jews.”

Observing this conundrum, a Jew of the time remarked:

“They kick us. And then blame us for limping.”

1 comment:

A. Buck Short said...

And yet, a pound of flesh is way more than what's traditionally lost in your typical circumcision.