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Art...."your Jeishness"??? LOL. Art, feel lucky you got friends here who aren't too caught up being PC. <g>

Fleg told us he was Jewish, or of Jewish descent. He also told us that he'd pretty much left that behind. All I did was mention that even though he says he isn't Jewish, I think deep down inside a little bit of his Jewish upbringing is still hiding somewhere deep down inside himself.

I've just noticed that it is part of the Jewish psyche to be deeply concerned with what goes into your mouth. The same thing I think is true of Hindus. I was good friends with an Indian Hindu couple from Gujurat and Maharhisti India. They were both vegetarian and Brahmin Indians and when we went up to the Lake one time and we stopped on an island and had a picnic and they were very concerned something that had touched my fried chicken might touch something they were going to eat. I told them that when they go to restaurants I guarantee you that pots and pans and knives and cutting boards and storage containers were interchangeably mixed and their food had at some point been "touched" by something that had previously touched meat in some way or other.

I just find it hard to relate to this fear or worry about food and what I eat. I will eat anything, including dog or cat (if someone else fixes it) and it's just not a real big deal to me. The only two foods I'm not particularly fond of are sweet potato and lima beans and I will even eat them if that is all there is.

I've eaten snails, road kill rabbit and deer, turtles, snake, pigeons and doves, squirrels, beaver, cows, pigs, sheep, turkeys, ducks, geese, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crawfish, fish without scales, etc. etc. etc.

In fact I wish I could buy horsemeat and use it in chili and spaghetti. I bet it would be quite tasty.

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