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    I don't know. Was eves last name bobbit?
    Of course Adam wasn't circumcised. Neither was he Jewish, come to that.

    All of humankind descends from the three sons of Noah. They made a collective worldwide covenant with God but it didn't include circumcision. [1]

    All Jews descend from Abraham. He made a collective agreement for all of his male descendants to be circumcised. They and the female descendants were all Jewish.

    It's why I'm rather wondering what this riddle's about since on first glance the answer's obvious.





    [1] - From a bible-literalist point of view, of course. I'm not sure how else one can discuss "Adam and Eve". In mitigation, it's not a point of view I necessarily advocate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    It's why I'm rather wondering what this riddle's about since on first glance the answer's obvious.
    Wow! Some people are taking this much too seriously!

    I guess I'd better give the answer now.

    The answer, which is, as might be expected, a question, is:

    "Who else would say, 'Take a piece of fruit.'?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Aspam View Post
    "Who else would say, 'Take a piece of fruit.'?"
    I may regret asking, but perhaps you could explain the relevance of that to the opening post.
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    At first I thought he jumped the gun by wanting to provide the answer. After all, people were just having fun and not taking it too seriously. But after reading the answer, its probably good he ended it early because I could envision a lynching party after a weekend of figuring this out to only be left with this answer.
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    Either I'm entirely up a blind alley or the answer appears to suggest that Jewishness can be detected by a frugivore tendency. I do hope I'm wrong.

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    I don't know! Perhaps if you envision Billy Chrystal saying it. But still!

    Not a riddle in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I don't know! Perhaps if you envision Billy Chrystal saying it. But still!
    Billy Chrystal is a name entirely unknown to me. I accept full blame for this, I don't get out much.

    I've heard various stereotyping slanders of Jewry in my time but being diet-conscious is a new one. I'm sure I must have entirely misunderstood the thread so far.
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    I understood it to be a fun thread. Didn't we used to have a similar one on riddles? I'm sure Abby started it...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theia View Post
    I understood it to be a fun thread. Didn't we used to have a similar one on riddles? I'm sure Abby started it...?
    I bet it wasn't in ForumGarden > Religions & Beliefs > Judaism though.

    It may be that this is actually a fun thread rather than a stereotyping slander of Jewry thread but only if I've failed to grasp the meaning. That's why I've asked for an explanation of the "punch line".
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Either I'm entirely up a blind alley or the answer appears to suggest that Jewishness can be detected by a frugivore tendency. I do hope I'm wrong.

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    The author is the late comedienne Edith Seaman, who was known professionally as Betty Walker.

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