Tuesday, January 17, 2006

l'chaim?/!

Question of the Day:

So Eric and I are throwing ourselves a Bar/Bat Mitzvah for our mutual birthday party. We are both WASPs; this is a celebration of both Ironic Judaism (so hot for 2006) and the fact that we spent way too many weekends as middle schoolers drinking mocktails and doing the limbo as our peers became men and women, while we languished in Protestant childhood.

But I digress. So, is this cake



a) tasteless/tacky/how could you possibly eat a Torah-shaped confection at your birthday party?
b) fabulous/tacky/you MUST eat a Torah-shaped confection at your birthday party!

11 comments:

Lindsay said...

I vote B...I love it!

I-66 said...

B.

No question. In haiku:

Celebrate birthday
The only way a WASP can
Eat a Torah cake

Libberash said...

Ix-nay the Jewish star and my people approve.

Rhinestone Cowgirl said...

Definitely B. I want one, just because.

Anonymous said...

Simple test. If two Jewish friends of yours were throwing themselves a confirmation and had a cake in the form of a crucifix what would your response be?

ejtakeslife said...

Anon- Honestly, I wouldn't have a problem with that. I'm not a practicing Christian and would not be personally offended by it. However, take it from someone who was both baptized and confirmed while going to all these bar and bat mitzvahs-- WASPy parties SUCK in comparison.

And you don't have to be anonymous-- if I am genuinely offending anyone with this stuff, it's OK to let me know. That's the risk we bloggers take.

Heather B. said...

B!

Cami said...

I don't know you so I feel extremely sketchy responding... I definitely vote B!!

always write said...

I'm for it. Welcome to the Tribe.

Lori said...

Don't forget the yarmulkas and blow-up guitars!

Marci (aka Baby Banana) said...

Speaking as someone who just celebrated Hanamas with her non-Jewish and half-Jewish friends I say, B!