Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Forgive me this trespass

Carmella is a girl with a calendar. She ticks off the days. She just came and asked me, "What is Yom Kippur?"

Jewish day of atonement, I tell her.

Blank look ensues.

I tell her Jews observe the day by not eating for 25 hours and spend the day in prayer.

Are we Jewish? She asks, brown eyes like a dinner plate.

No, I tell her. We are not Jewish.

Oh thank you Jesus, she says.


  1. Have you told Carmella that Jesus was Jewish ??

  2. Jesus was jewish?!?


    Nat, that's hilarious!!