Calories Yes - Beriyah No

By Seymour Siegel

Eugene Borowitz, March 17, 1978

Writing tongue-in-cheek as part of this satirical Purim parody issue on the theme of health and (over-) eating, the author argues against the fictional Jewish group Beriyah, which (fictionally) calls for a new standard of kashrut which would declare all food over 1800 calories per day to be unkosher. 18 may be gematria (numerology) for "life", but as the author notes, it is also gematria for "yach", a venerated expression of disgust.

Topic: Food, Humor, Health and Healing, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.150

Page Number(s): 83-86

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Genre: Humor

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Siegel, Seymour. Calories Yes - Beriyah No. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 17 March 1978: 83-86. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8992


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