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April 28, 2010

Park Avenue Mitzvah Tank



Betwixt the scores of tulips on Park Avenue sits the Mitzvah Tank, the eve before Shabbat. (A "portable educational and outreach center").



The gentlemen come out on the streets and ask the passersby if they are Jewish.

After I responded in the negative, I inquired, "what if I want to be Jewish?" and in an affable tone, they replied: "You are good as you are."

11 comments:

Alesa Warcan said...

To bad you didn't have the for the light for your tulip shot.

Mitzvah Tank? LOL!

You are as good as you are.
Wow, what a "polite" put down!

Imagine if it caught on amongst the gangster rapper cliques.

Aralena said...

best rejection I think I've ever heard.

Kudla Trekkers said...

Superb.

SAm
http://www.trekkers.co.cc/

Gina said...

I love "you are good as you are." I think it's sweet and respectful.

maddie said...

Hmm, that's an interesting reply from the man! Makes you wonder what exactly he meant.

I do love the tulips photo! :]

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Emilie said...

Alesa, got the light now...
A closer reading may have revealed I wasn't criticizing the presence of such a vehicle - more accurately, I was enjoying it.

Agreed Gina and Aralena...

Alesa Warcan said...

Nice shot, up to your usual impeccable standards!

Who was criticizing?

Thomas said...

Are you not a child of Abraham?

Diogenes said...

Beautiful pictures of the tulips.

Well, I think all religions are cults.

That said, the thing I do like about the Jews is they don't proselytize. Some religious groups insist on trying convert others and attempt to dictate morality, when it is something they sorely lack.

Ms. Chyme said...

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D1Warbler said...

What a cool concept!

I truly think the gentleman meant what he said and that it was in no way a put down.

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