You know you are The Big Jew in The Family when your parents go on vacation and meet their friends from Russia in Spain, and they bring you back the following as a present:
That would be “Jewish Standard Vodka, made on Matzah (how? why?) and Kosher.” By some mysterious named Kauffman, who chooses to remain in Roman letters. Let’s have a closer look:
I mean, I guess it’s not really anti-Semitism, but who knows what is going on with that dog there.Â ASPCA better get on their asses.Â Except there is no ASPCA in Russia.Â Only stereotypes of shtetl Jews walking around and taking shots of Jewish Standard Vodka (Made on Matzha.)
I guess it’s not so bad, considering some of the other caricatures we have to contend with, from the Russian store I visit and buy Russian groceries at regularly:
It says they’re from Israel!Â That means they are not anti-Semitic. Probably just a campaign slur on Lieberman.Â It would be totally damaging to his reputation to be pictured in a kipah. Are you sure it says “roasted sunflower seeds” and you weren’t going for “roasted Jews?” No Freudian slip this time?Â These garinim seem a little racist to me.Â On the other hand, Racist Garinim is a great name for a band.
Just checking, Russian illustrators, just checking.
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