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Show Me Your Wits: Jon Stewart On Kashrut

Forget whether or not Jon Stewart believes in God: To some, he actually is God, which makes it all the more interesting that he questions the well-known law of kashrut that prohibits Jews from eating pork. The "TV personality, comedian, … Read More

By / January 24, 2008

Forget whether or not Jon Stewart believes in God: To some, he actually is God, which makes it all the more interesting that he questions the well-known law of kashrut that prohibits Jews from eating pork. The "TV personality, comedian, political gadfly, insightful commentator and all-around raconteur" (as his humble parishioners describe him) seems to think the rule is hogwash. If the following quote is any indication, Jon Stewart will start keeping kosher when pigs fly.

"Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork. I'm sorry, what was that last one? Don't eat pork? Is that the word of God, or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody?"

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