Category Archives: Jewish Blogs

Naomichana's take on the muppets

Yes, the muppets.  Naomichana of Baraita (always an interesting and enjoyable read) looked at the muppet characters in Sesame Street and casted the muppets in Tanach roles.  For example,

“Adam: Aloysius “Snuffy” Snuffleupagus [This is not random: Snuffy does embarrassed better than anyone else in the cast, and he has a large enough body to be animated by two actors, lending credence to the primordial-hermaphrodite theory of Midrash. But please try not to think about whether this makes Big Bird God or Lilith.]
“Eve: Alice Snuffleupagus [Yes, that’s Snuffy’s baby sister. And Eve was related to Adam how again?]
“The Serpent: Slimey the Worm [Typecasting. Sorry.]
“Noah: Forgetful Jones [Since Sesame Street lacks an openly alcoholic Muppet, we are going with a more subtle choice. This presumably makes Clementine Noah’s long-suffering wife.]”

Read her entire post here.

I grew up in the 70s & 80s.  During the early years I watched a lot of Public Television, including Sesame Street, the Electric Company (I was very sad when it went off the air) and Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.  These shows helped me learn to read and more.   Naomichana’s finding of paralles between muppet characters and aspects of Tanach characters brings a smile to my face. Perhaps it will to your too.  Read and enjoy.

Additions to the Link Blog

It’s almost 1 am and I am wide awake, so as I watch the Olympics (and fast forward through quite a bit – hooray for Tivo) I’m blog surfing, finding many new interesting blogs. Here are some I’m adding into my links:

Israeli Blogs:
Adventures in Nikkiland
Am Echad
Homey in a Strange Land, Stranger in a Homeland
My Home in Israel
Raanana Ramblings
The Dry Bones Blog
Tour Guide Tales

Jewish Blogs:
The Hazzn’s Tish
Rachel’s Adventures

Enjoy and feel free to suggest more!

Some Additions to the Links

I’m adding to my blogroll.

Some additions to the Israel blogroll
At Level Ground
Blogus Erratus
Cousin Lucy’s Spoon
Like I’ve Got Time for Blogspot
Living in Interesting Times
Menachem in Israel
Michelle’s Aliyah Blog
On the Contrary
One Jerusalem
Penguin-Loving Trollmama
Rishon Rishon
Shalom Israel
Shiloh Mussings
Shirat Hasirena
Slightly Mad
Something Something
Square Peg View
The Muqata
Willow Tree

Some additions to the Muslim blogroll
Iraq the Model

Some additions to the Jewish blogroll
Unorthodox Paradox

Happy Hanukkah!