Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve

The secular Jewish year begins at midnight between December 31 of last year and the first minute of the New Year. Even religious Jews call January 1 “Secular New Year.”

Are secular Jews as drunk as their fellow celebrators? Well, some of them still conform to the old stereotype of Jews drinking less than other Americans or other immigrants. We know when we are outclassed – by the Irish, say. Or the Poles.
Q. Why don’t Jews drink?
A. It dulls the pain.
Old joke.

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