I realized today that my friend Dave has not made an appearance here for quite some time. What follows is a conversation with Dave from earlier today. This is the one where he realizes that he can't be Jewish, at least not for more than a day and a half. You can find more of Dave here, here or here.
“I did some reading about different religions and I think that there are a lot of things about the Jewish religion that make sense.”
“Yeah, except you couldn’t eat cheeseburgers.”
“They can't have cheeseburgers?"
“Well, if you’re Orthodox, you can’t combine meat with dairy. You’re not even supposed to use the same dishes.”
“Why can’t you?”
“Because you aren’t supposed to serve meat with the mother’s milk. It’s considered a sin or something.”
“Well, that doesn’t make any sense. Shouldn’t a sin just be for when someone gets hurt?”