If You Can’t Turn Off Your Ears, Listen For These

user submitted pictureWhile we’re on the subject of holiday music today (and trying to avoid it as much as possible), it’s interesting to note that two of America’s most popular (and by that we mean “overplayed to the point of brainmelt”) Christmas carols were written by Jews: “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin (born Izzy Baline) and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks have nothing to do with the birth of Jesus. Coincidence?
Not according to Jewish author Philip Roth in Operation Shylock:
“God gave Moses the 10 Commandments, and He gave to Irving Berlin ‘Easter Parade’ and ‘White Christmas.’ The two holidays that celebrate the divinity of Christ

2 thoughts on “If You Can’t Turn Off Your Ears, Listen For These

  1. Clever! Wish i would have read this blog post before i commented on the last post about the crappy Oy to the world CD. MOTs are a clever bunch.

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