We’ll just call this your random saccharine-sweet Israel photo of the day. This was little Immanuel on Ben Yehuda earlier today. What a punim! And I don’t even like kids. Although there was some debate here at Beit Jewlicious on whether the surly face or the sweet face made the better photo. Sweet won, but you can see surly after the jump.

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  • Jesus Christ, woman, you had to go and mention again that you don’t like kids. You’re going to cause a conflict in Jewish Mother’s programming and set her off.

    And speaking of Jesus Christ, since when do Israelis name their kids Immanuel? I mean, I know it’s a Hebrew name, but doesn’t it seem a little, you know, Christ-y?

  • Michael- Christ-y? Christ-y like saving your eternal soul? Why do you have to degrade your messiah? I’m telling 50 shek on you.

  • Christ-y: The smooth, crisp lemon-lime drink that saves your soul and quenches your thirst! The Official Soft Drink of the Holy Cross Basketball Team! If Jesus was around, it’s what he’d turn water into!

  • Ch-rice-ty: The only rice holy enough to be eaten with a cold glass of Christ-y. Each grain carefully crafted into crosses. It’s so good, it should be a sin!

  • Christ-y: the best soft drink to eat with communion wafers, or “Jeez-its.”

    (okay that was totally stolen from Dane Cook)

  • Michael, we’ll have to send the Crusaders after you in light of your reference in #3.

  • What’s a punim?

    Look at his sturdy little hands.

    That’s not surly. He’s just intent. He may be wondering what is up with the camera.

  • Michael, don’t believe everything you hear. If she didn’t like kids she wouldn’t take pictures of them. You have to psych a woman out, Michael. You have to look past the cover story. She’s ready, and They won’t let her. Whoever They are. Give her a hug and buy her a glass of this lemon juice product you are developing. Poor kid. Damn shame. Do you think I am kidding around? I am not. What a punim.

  • Tom, have you seen the new Atlantic cover showing Roberts and Alito walking down some very important steps wearing almost the same outfit? It’s a great photo.

  • It’s come to mean “idiot” in English. Probably from the old Looney Tunes cartoons where Bugs calls Elmer Fudd a nimrod, as in hunter.

    Also, it has kind of an unlovely sound.

  • from wikipedia

    “Josephus says:

    “Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power…” ”

    Also Nimrod has been understood as the person responsible for leading the people to build the tower of babel. Not really a person we want to emulate. Or name our kids after.

  • I’ll check out the photo of the two Crusaders, Middle . . . I’m surprised Scalia let Alito out on his own.

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