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Calories Yes - Beriyah No
Eugene Borowitz, March 17, 1978
Writing tongue-in-cheek as part of this satirical Purim parody issue on the theme of health and (over-) eating, the author argues against the fictional Jewish group Beriyah, which (fictionally) calls for a new standard of kashrut which would declare all food over 1800 calories per day to be unkosher. 18 may be gematria (numerology) for "life", but as the author notes, it is also gematria for "yach", a venerated expression of disgust.
Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas
Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.
Page Number(s): 83-86
Coverage: United States
Copyright Holder: Publisher
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Siegel, Seymour. Calories Yes - Beriyah No. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 17 March 1978: 83-86. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8992
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