“A witch, a vampire and a jew meeting in secret. It would set Christian tongues wagging for miles.”
— Rabbi Loew in A Discovery of Witches
Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, who was also known as The Maharal and lived during the 16th century, was an important scholar, Jewish mystic and philosopher who served as a leading rabbi in Moravia and Bohemia (Czech Republic).
However, I am not here to provide a history lesson because the focus is on historical fiction and a farcical post.
I’ve watched A Discovery of Witches more than a few times (and read the associated books) and every time I watch this particular episode and hear Rabbi Loew’s comment, I feel a joke coming on.
A witch, a vampire and a jew walk into a bar…
I can’t help it. My mind likes to settle in weird places.
And then I wonder what type of adult refreshment the three would order upon being seated, after the other patrons stopped staring.
A bloody Mary for the vampire?
A glass of wine for the Rabbi?
A bubbly Halloween concoction for the witch?
I have no idea what the actual joke or punchline would be in this scenario, but it might be fun to hang out with the threesome and see what happens. What type of world problems they may solve. What kind of food they might order. Or if a few of the bar patrons who don’t understand acceptance and inclusion approach them with a heavy cross, a boiling cauldron of oil and an odiferous string of garlic.
What say you?
If you have a middle and end to this possible joke or further thoughts on the subject matter, feel free to leave them in the comments. Nonsense and fictional fun in a bar is always welcome! Right, Dan?
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