Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Michelle Obama has a cousin who is a rabbi.  His name is Capers Funnye.

It's pronounced Fun-YAY, and we're not kidding.  In all seriousness (something we are having a little trouble mustering just now), Rabbi Funnye's ministry serves to remind us of the small and little-known world of black Jews, who ....

Sorry.  It's late at night, and the Egg pressroom has become a giddy place.  But we swear that if we wanted to write a comic novel about life in Chicago (if we were, say, Saul Bellow or a transplanted John Kennedy Toole), one of the most important minor characters would be a black rabbi named Capers Funnye.

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